Press + Articles:
Halliday: Viticulturist of the Year Shortlist 2024
"There’s a secret weapon in modern Australian wine and his name is Dr Dylan Grigg."
Wine Front: Old Bush Vine Grenache 2021
"There’s plenty of heft here but it’s controlled, it’s fresh, and it’s balanced." - Campbell Mattinson, 93+ Points
Jancis Robinson: Australian old-vine Grenache – the next chapter
"A new name to watch for lovers of old-vine and new-wave Grenache"
Full Article by Max Allen Here.
Here is a nerdy pre-vintage ramble about the Barossa Valley growing season as we waited for the grapes to ripen.
February 2023 - A Viticultural Season to Remember
Vine Vale is a small area in the eastern section of the Barossa Valley, characterised predominantly by sandy soils and cooling winds from the more elevated Eden Valley. The name Vine Vale is likely linked to its long serving suitability to grape ‘vine’ production since the early 1800’s.
Winemaking: The Hard Work is Done in the Vineyard
When it comes to winemaking for the Vinya Vella old vine Grenache the approach is simple, catch the fruit as it ripens to make a bright, elegant, lifted and medium bodied wine with texture and clarity.
Vine Age: Vine Vale is Old, Vinya Vella is Very Old
Grenache is a Jewel, Old Vine is a Rare Jewel.