Genista Wines
Genista Wines
Vintage 2023

Vintage 2023

The season of 2023 started strong. Coming off the back of a heavy crop in 2022, we enjoyed strong winter rains and entered our third La Niña year. The problems of 2022 loomed over us – for what had been a kind year environmentally was instead the most challenging year...
Vintage 2022

Vintage 2022

The second of the La Niña years proved fruitful. Strong winter rains for the second year running put life back into the Valley, and after catching their breath in 2021, the vines were raring to go. We experienced a lot of luck this year, although it eventually ran...
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...
Vineyard Update – October 2021

Vineyard Update – October 2021

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...
Vintage 2021

Vintage 2021

Another vintage comes to an end and we have tucked our Shiraz and Grenache barrels away. This year was truly a family affair! This year we had help from all the parents. Wayne helped with shovelling Shiraz into the basket press. A few weeks later, Kaye came to visit...