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Justin Purser
 
16 May 2017 | Justin Purser

2017 Vintage Wrap-Up

At last the end has come! And what a year it has been. Read on as Justin wraps up a year not seen in recent decades.  Continue »

Time Posted: 16/05/2017 at 6:05 PM
Justin Purser
 
8 February 2017 | Justin Purser

Best's 2017 Vintage Update

Justin Purser gives an outline of the upcoming 2017 Vintage. Update - 21st March  Continue »

Time Posted: 08/02/2017 at 12:35 PM
Justin Purser
 
21 April 2015 | Justin Purser

Vintage 2015 Wrap Up

Justin gives his wrap up of the 2015 Vintage  Continue »

Time Posted: 21/04/2015 at 10:42 AM
Justin Purser
 
4 March 2015 | Justin Purser

Vintage 2015

Vintage 2015 is well under way, with the first grapes brought into the winery in the last week of February. Best's Winemaker, Justin Purser gives you the inside story on how the season is progressing  Continue »

Time Posted: 04/03/2015 at 12:05 PM
Best's Wines
 
20 March 2014 | Best's Wines

2014 Vintage Update: The Shiravalanche

The Shiravalanche is upon us, but it is not quite as scary as last year.  Continue »

Time Posted: 20/03/2014 at 9:00 AM
Best's Wines
 
11 March 2014 | Best's Wines

2014 Vintage Update

The 2014 Vintage has finally arrived at Great Western, with beautiful clear warm days and cool nights ideal for ripening.  Continue »

Time Posted: 11/03/2014 at 3:47 PM
Best's Wines
 
28 March 2013 | Best's Wines

Week 6 Vintage Blog: Done & dusted, and in need of a glass of wine!

We all took a breath on Monday as we saw the last grapes of the 2013 Vintage go through the crusher and destemmer. We have now received the last lots of Shiraz and all the Cabernet Sauvignon, hurray!  Continue »

Time Posted: 28/03/2013 at 11:25 AM
Best's Wines
 
22 March 2013 | Best's Wines

Vintage Blog Week 5: Everything in before Easter, no wonder we're exhausted!

We are through the Shiraz and everything else week and we are now down to the last few little blocks of Cabernet and Shiraz. The team has really consolidated and we are powering through the work. Half of our reds have been pressed off skins and now they are being transferred to barrel for malolactic fermentation. The whites are all ticking away nicely with fragrant clouds of floral and citrus scents pouring out of the tanks as we routinely lift the lids to check on their progress.  Continue »

Time Posted: 22/03/2013 at 11:54 AM
Best's Wines
 
15 March 2013 | Best's Wines

Vintage Blog Week 4: Hot temperatures, late nights & a lot of fruit!

Apologies for not giving an update sooner but this vintage has been one to test the limits of our abilities. Almost 80% of our fruit has come in over the past two weeks, including all the whites and reds at the same time.  Continue »

Time Posted: 15/03/2013 at 8:55 AM
Best's Wines
 
28 February 2013 | Best's Wines

Vintage Blog Week 2: Some beautiful old vines & funky little clogs

Vintage 2013 is now well underway. This week we have been very busy receiving and hand sorting most of the Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir and dry grown Shiraz, including the 145-year-old Thomson Family Shiraz blocks.  Continue »

Time Posted: 28/02/2013 at 9:52 AM