As our Geographe vineyards lay dormant, the winery is humming with activity. The Harvey sites are being pruned; more montepulciano and barbera are being grafted onto vines to bolster Harvey River Estate’s Italian varietal lineup in upcoming vintages.
While the vineyards are shut down, we are busy in the winery with a bustling bottling schedule ahead of us.
The 2023 vintage of our incredibly popular Harvey River Estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon has already been bottled and made its way to the store. This year, the wine is incredibly refreshing and finely balanced, lightly bodied, crisp and dry with lemon and lime fruits flowing through to the palate.
This year’s reds are all in barrels, and a couple of our red 2022 varietals were bottled in August.
The shiraz is fairly rich and spicy. We are just putting the finishing touches on it prior to bottling, but it is showing good varietal characters; strong and heavy. A bigger bolder style red wine. The 2022 cabernet is a bit more refined; a classic cabernet with blueberry and current flavours shining through.
We can look forward to seeing these on the market in another 12 months or so, once they have rested in bottle.