One of the wonders of the yearly calendar is when we get to unwrap our new Chardonnay barrels. Made in France, and shipped over for us to craft our wonderful range of Premium Margaret River Chardonnay's in. Rhys gets to unwrap 6 barrels today - and be the first to smell the wonderful aromas of the fine grained French Oak.
As we all wait for summer to happen, it means we in the wine world are waiting for the grapes to begin to ripen. Typically, by this time of year the warm weather has come (and stayed around), and some of the white grape varieties have started to soften and begin to develop some flavour. This year however it is a slow start, and it is looking like 2-3 weeks behind what we consider "normal". Good news is the grapes and vineyards we source our fruit from are all very healthy, and the winery is ready to begin the process of winemaking.
In the meantime, the beach is calling, the beauty of our region is to be enjoyed.
If you are in the region over the coming 2-3 months, you can see all the action at Harmans - everything we sell is made and bottled on site. Taste the difference.