This should happen more often …

Last weekend was the annual weekend away with a bunch of friends - a couple of nights away in some salubrious location for a break from the everyday, and usually a fair bit of wine and food. We hit up the Barossa Valley, one of South Australia's prime winegrowing...

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Progress, slow but sure …

While it might seem that not much has been happening around here, in fact the quiet is because of work getting done. Not so much by me, I should add - but my colleague Marc has been hard at work on our prediction model, with help from a sizeable winery who have kindly...

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Vinteloper’s Urban Winery project

David Bowley of Vinteloper Wines isn't afraid of a new idea. Witness his experiment with a “fold-up” winery in the depths of his home city, Adelaide. In an effort worthy of Renew Adelaide, DB has taken over the courtyard of a retail premise that has been empty for...

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Another vintage down …

… and an interesting one it was. Given its difficulties, I wonder whether better planning may have made a difference to some wineries 🙂 On that - we have been making some changes to the registration process for Harvest-Plan that we hope to unveil soon. The...

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Come on Chardy, let’s go party – Chardonnay Day

It's official - 26th May is now World Chardonnay Day. I'm not entirely sure that it was celebrated everywhere, but Australia and the USA turned it on to honour the venerable chardonnay grape. To get a feel for the action, check out the Twitter hashtag. Here in...

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Our first media mention …

It took me a while to catch up with this, but Thoughtpool's Harvest-Plan received a mention in this article (PDF) about harvest preparation in last October's edition of Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker. You can check out the magazine at this...

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