As small batch winemakers, Norton Road Wines has had a successful vintage for 2022. All our wines are hand made, including hand picked whole bunches and hand pressed through a traditional basket press. This year, we had a team of pickers who we are proud to call friends, and mates who have gone on the journey with us. Vintage #22 is over, our reds are in the barrel and we will commence bottling them in late 2022/early 2023. We've been putting the finishing touches on a selection of our white wines including our Riesling, Unwooded Chardonnay, and our Wooded Chardonnay.
This year we have made Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Cabernet/Shiraz/Merlot blend the Frankie, and three whites including two Chardonnay and a Riesling. The wines are tasting fantastic - thanks to excellent fruit that we've grown at high altitude or sourced from long-term growers in the district.
We had some great rains this year, and certainly the vineyard benefited from it after the drought. But the cooler-than-usual summer and late rains during vintage meant we weren't able to get all the fruit as ripened as we would like.
We look forward to sharing our wine journey with you.
Hand-picking some excellent Pinot Noir grapes for our 2021 vintage.
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