The vineyard is looking lush again, and growth is two weeks ahead of last year. Viticulturalist Mike is removing trunk shoots and crown thinning the Chardonnay, to allow better airflow and sunlight in the canopy. 🌱 Sean Blocksidge took this photo while he gave his @discovermargaretriver guests a behind the scenes tour and barrel room tasting.
Winemakers Kate Morgan and Clive Otto caught up with Andy Gravier from Taransaud Cooperage. Together they tasted the 2017 Fraser Gallop Estate Cabernet Sauvignon made in his oak, comparing it to the same wine made in Nadalie French Oak barrels for which Clive is an agent for in WA. The other cooperages that we use for Cabernet are Saury, St Martin and Demptos. So, five different brands of oak all which complement each other to make a more complex and seamless wine. The moment was captured by Sean Blocksidge who brings his @discovermargaretriver tour guests to Fraser Gallop Estate for behind-the-scenes barrel room tastings. Thanks for the photo, Sean 📷🍷
We're looking forward to a magical evening next month as we host the @gourmetescape Great Soireé. It promises to be a wonderful evening of live entertainment, delicious food and award winning @frasergallopest wines. Dine on canapés by one of Australia's most influential chefs, @chef_andrewmcconnell who will be joined by local chef @chefaaroncarr. Andrew's culinary empire includes Cumulus Inc, Cutler & Co and Supernormal Canteen. Aaron Carr is one of Margaret River's leading chefs, and his new Dunsborough restaurant is set to open later this year. Tickets are still available through www.gourmetescape.com.au
Thanks for visiting, @a_riesling_to_live We're glad you loved the Chardonnay - Dhufish would pair beautifully. Cellar door is open 11am to 4pm every day - we look forward to welcoming you to taste our current release wines.
A picture is worth a thousand words 📷@discovermargaretriver #frasergallopestate #springtimeinthevineyard #margaretriverwine #margaretriverregion #margaretriver
Misty views through the Chardonnay vines on a drizzly spring day ☔️#frasergallopestate #springtime #margaretriver #margaretriverwine #margaretriverchardonnay 📷@discovermargaretriver
Beautiful spring days = perfect growing conditions for our Chardonnay ☀️and perfect conditions for drinking Chardonnay 😋👏 Enjoy your weekend! #frasergallopestate #chardonnay #margaretriverwine #chardonnaytime
We harvest grapes 🍇 and soon we'll be harvesting the sun ☀️ 132 solar panels being installed which will reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 47,679kg CO2 per year 👏🌏#frasergallopestate #solarpowered #sunharvesting #sustainability 📷@discovermargaretriver
Set your alarm ⏰for 12pm tomorrow peeps!! #repost @gourmetescape (@get_repost) ・・・ You asked for it and we are so excited to announce it! Tomorrow at lunchtime we are going on sale with four brand new events and a limited amount of tickets to many other favourites. #margaretriver #gourmetescape #alwaysaudi #audiaustralia