Wow that went fast. One minute you’re thinking about weathering the hail to step outside into the vineyard to prune, the next you’re harvesting, then bottling and wondering when you’ll get a chance to catch your breath as the vines beckon you to attend them again – I wouldn’t have it any other way; those demanding but delicate friends are worth every cut, blister, heartache and sleepless night. That said, the year has come around, as often it does, and it’s important to mark the moment, take a breath, open a bottle and celebrate all that has passed and all that will come.
I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome the new year and all that it may bring and say thank you to all of you who’ve supported Barratt Wines over the many years we’ve been producing and providing hand-crafted cool climate varietals; whether you’ve just joined us, or you’ve been part of the story over the last thirty years, I say thank you.
Next year holds lots of promises and exciting prospects are presenting themselves throughout the vineyard and I really look forward to sharing them with all of you, as I hope you do with each other.
Take care over the holidays, and note that our cellar door hours will adjust slightly. We’ll be open on Saturday the 23rd of December but then closed on Sunday the 24th. However, we’ll reopen on Saturday the 30th of December but will close again for New Years Eve on the 31st.
Again, I wish you and your loved ones well and hope you celebrate the festive season with vigor, laughter, love and of course – Pinot Noir.
All the best.
Lindsay & Wendy.