Blackets Wines Take the Cake

Blackets wines have been receiving medals and praise at many recent wines shows. Check out our medal tally below!

Blackets 2007 Chardonnay
Bronze - Boutique Wines of Australia Wine Awards 2009
Silver - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2008
Bronze - Australian Small Winemakers Show 2007

Blackets 2008 Gewürztraminer
Bronze - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2008
Bronze - Australian Small Winemakers Show 2008

Blackets 2008 Pinot Gris
Bronze - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2008
Bronze - Australian Small Winemakers Show 2008

Blackets 2007 Pinot Noir
Silver - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2008
Bronze - Australian Small Winemakers Show 2007

Blackets 2007 Shiraz
Bronze - Boutique Wines of Australia Wine Awards 2009
Silver - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2008
Bronze - Australian Small Winemakers Show 2007




Vintage Report 2008

Early, hot. Too hot for some of the fruit that was left on the vine. Fortunately the north facing Pinot was taken off early. Of all the varieties, Chardonnay and Shiraz were the most resilient, yields were up. The biggets difficulty was the compressed season which meant there was great difficulty in finding pickers.

All of the wines required cold storage prior to crushing to reduce the temperature. Only the skill and experience of our winemakers saved our wines from oblivion. The 08 Chardonnay is due for bottling in February 2009 and the Pinot and Shiraz will follow in about August 2009.




Vintage Report 2007

We had a long, dry summer at Lenswood but were fortunately not frost or drought affected. Vintage was one of the earliest on record with perfect picking conditions. The sauvignon blanc was picked between 8 and 14 March, followed by the pinot on 15 and 16 March and the chardonnay between 23 and 26 March.

On 16 May 2007 we performed the first barrel sampling of our 07 vintage with winemaker Tim Knappstein. Tim has tantalized us with the prospect of the 2007 being one of our best vintages.

Tim Knappstein plunging juice

The barrel sampling of the pinot suggests this may be the best pinot that Tim Knappstein has ever made from Lenswood fruit. It promises to be an outstanding wine.

The 07 chardonnay sampling was similarly exciting.