Pruning underway here at Black Ridge June 06, 2017 11:49
Winter has come in with a hiss and a roar and as I sit here writing it is still -5 degrees outside!
While it is not pleasant working in these conditions, winter dormancy ensures that the vine goes through a period of rest and allows us to prune each vine to maximize fruit quality and yield for the coming season.
We've just started pruning here at Black Ridge, we assess the health of each vine and prune accordingly. It is one of the most important jobs to get right. Here is Pam, our vineyard supervisor, out in the cold.
Our cellar door is still open 11am -5pm Mon to Fri so if you need to top up your Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon supplies for winter do come in and say hi!
Great reviews for our wines! March 09, 2017 10:05
We are feeling the love at Black Ridge right now.
Both Sam Kim and Michael Cooper have highly rated our Riesling, with Sam giving it 94 points out of 100 and Michael awarding it 4.5 stars!
Sam has this to say: 'A stunning Riesling; the complex bouquet shows mandarin, rockmelon, lemon curd and toasty characters, leading to a concentrated palate that is finely textured and beautifully flowing with whispering sweetness and bright acidity. The wine is wonderfully harmonious and flavoursome.'
And Michael: 'Showing strong personality, the 2013 vintage (4.5*) is Estate-grown at Alexandra, it is bright, light lemon/green, with a highly scented, citrusy, slightly toasty bouquet. Lively and lemony, it's a finely balanced, medium style, with good flavour richness and lots of bottle-aged complexity. Drink now or cellar. Fine value.'
Great reviews from both Sam and Michael also for our Gewurztraminer 2013 and Pinot Noir 2013, make sure you try these wines and see the quality for yourself.
Late Summer Vineyard happenings! February 09, 2017 16:28
Veraison is finally happening here at Black Ridge! It has been a long, drawn out season with early bud break followed by a cool and windy December and Jan. The last week has seen much more settled and warmer weather so fingers crossed it will remain this way until harvest!
Make sure you stop in and visit our cellar door, open every day from 11am. We are down to our last 3 cases of our very special 2006 Reserve Pinot Noir, normally $65 per bottle, last few bottles racing out at $55.