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We’ll be at Cellar Door Fest in Adelaide

We’ll be at Cellar Door Fest in Adelaide

‘Tis the season for red wine – Cellar Door Fest Winter Edit is back! Held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, this boutique event will be jam-packed with local food, wines ,spirits, and music. We will be pouring new vintages of our “Taking the...
See you at the Good Food & Wine Show in Sydney!

See you at the Good Food & Wine Show in Sydney!

After several postponements due to COVID, we’re excited to be exhibiting at the Sydney Good Food & Wine Show from 24th – 26th June 2022. This will be our first event attendance in Sydney and we’re looking forward to meeting many of you in-person. Be...
Winepilot Reviews: April 2022

Winepilot Reviews: April 2022

We shared our wines with the Winepilot team recently and needless to say, we are pretty chuffed by these results! 2020 ‘Duck, Duck, Cat’ Grenache91 points – Jeni Port & Ken Gargett 2017 ‘Taking the Mickie’ Shiraz90 points – Ken...
Vintage 2022

Vintage 2022

Like harvest, Easter moves around the calendar year to year. Even the biodynamic farmers can’t lock in their picking dates in advance just by looking at the lunar calendar. They have to play it by ear like the rest of us mere mortals. Sometimes Easter lands smack bang...
The modern day, environmentally friendly scarecrow

The modern day, environmentally friendly scarecrow

Over the last few years I have noticed bird damage becoming an increasing problem. Neighbouring properties have used bird nets selectively, however their use was becoming more wide spread. Their increased netting kicked the can down the road to our vineyard, and last...
Two Medals at the 2021 Australian Small Winemakers Show

Two Medals at the 2021 Australian Small Winemakers Show

Genista Wines was awarded two medals at the 2021 Australian Small Winemakers Show.  The ‘Taking the Mickie’ Shiraz 2017 picked up a silver medal and ‘Taking the Mickie’ Shiraz 2018 was awarded a bronze medal. The Australian Small Winemakers...
Vineyard Update – October

Vineyard Update – October

The pruning is long done, but the biggest job in the vineyard is just the first job of the season. Today we’ve completed the first post-pruning mow of each row, after starting last weekend. It’s much better than the pre-pruning mow where you get slapped in the face by...
Three Medals at the 2021 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards

Three Medals at the 2021 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards

Genista Wines was awarded three medals at the recently judged 2021 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards.   The ‘Duck, Duck, Cat’ Grenache 2020 picked up a silver medal and ‘Taking the Mickie’ Shiraz 2017 & 2018 vintages were each awarded bronze...
Introducing our first Grenache: 2020 ‘Duck, Duck, Cat’

Introducing our first Grenache: 2020 ‘Duck, Duck, Cat’

We’re so excited to share with you that our first Grenache is now available through our online store! In 2020 we crushed the first Grenache for Genista from our single acre of 1944 planted vines. We also got to know Rose, the local Barossa Wildlife Rescue...