August ’18 Newsletter
Brr!! it is sure cold here in the heart of the hills and as we go into the last month of Winter we are starting to get the wetter weather here at Cobb’s Hill Estate.
In the last 2 weeks we have had 119 millimetres of rain, the highest in the state. Our winter creek was at full flow and the rain water tanks are filled to the brim.
The pruning season is coming to the end with only the newly planted vines to train. Sally’s Folly Chardonnay buds are starting to move with the odd woolly bud developing.
Our first Winter Red’s weekend went off without a hitch with the Cellar Door at full capacity both days. The sun shone through most of Saturday and Sunday. Our Hot Potatoes with Chilli Con Carne sold out and enjoyed particularly with our Pioneer Pinot Noir and Stagecoach Shiraz.
Entertainment by Almost Acoustic Trio was popular with guests with their mix of upbeat covers of old and new music.
Sunday 5th August we hosted Yulia Caldicott’s SALA exhibition opening, with a number of paintings sold. The SALA exhibition is open until the end of August.
Father’s Day on Sunday 2nd September is only weeks away. Book your table with ample room inside and out. We will be releasing our new Spring/Summer food menu. Enjoy live music by local artist Matt Hawkins playing his smooth tunes 12.30 to 3.30pm.
Join us on Sunday 14th October for a Yoga session with Jen from Roaming Zen in the heart of our beautiful botanical garden setting. For more information and bookings call Kim at the Cellar Door 83884261 or mobile 0467541716.
In October we also introduce our Guided Walks & Apple Shed Wine and Platter experience. Call Kim at Cellar Door for enquiries and bookings.
Our latest vintage wines are being bottled progressively this winter and spring for summer release. You will be the first to know when they arrive at Cellar Door. Plus there’s good news for the following vintage 2018, here is an extract from Adelaide Hills CropWatch season review.
” Dry conditions in June ’17 depleted soil moisture levels, however welcome rains in July corrected this deficit which was fortunate as the growing season rainfall was only 69% of the long term average. Bud burst was late for V2018 season, however soil temperatures rose steadily resulting in an even bud burst. Fruit zone was compact and shaded with minimal disease pressure. Canopies developed with full capacity to ripen crop levels. January, February and April were the warmest recorded in the last eight seasons. Fortunately a cooler than average March enabled ideal night temperatures for colour and flavour development. A long slow ripening resulted in wines that will be remembered for their depth and colour.”
Congratulations to our July winner for our mailing list sign up Nikki, you have won a complimentary platter and glass of wine for you and a friend. An email has been sent to you.
Remember our Wine Club discount offers a free bottle and shipping in every 6 pack per quarter. Call or email Kim for more details and membership.
We hope to see you at Cellar Door soon.