First 2015 Vintage bottled

Harvest 2015 was long and tiring, but ultimately very successful and we have been delighted with the quality of the wines as they begin to age in their respective barrels or tanks. No such ageing is necessary for our hugely successful, fresh and vibrant rosé wines, the grapes for which were picked way back in August! The first of our 2015 Rosés are already bottled, are on their way to their respective clients and will be available before Christmas in the UK! Gone are the days when Rosé is saved for the summer, these are deliciously drinkable and a perfect, festive pink aperitif!

Exclusive Naked Wines UK Super Premium 2014 Syrah Released

We’re delighted to announce the release of the Cuvée Spéciale MMXIV, which was showcased at the Naked Wines Christmas tastings a week ago. 2014 was such an exceptional year for reds at Sainte Rose, particularly the rhone red varieties, that we though if there was any year we could make a super premium red it was then! Our grafted Syrah block yielded particularly concentrated, quality fruit and it was from this that we created this special cuvée, which is a statuesque, powerful and deeply flavoured single varietal Syrah matured in new and one year old french oak.

2016 Investments

In any good business, reinvestment in infrastructure and equipment is fundamental to ongoing success so following our 14th harvest at Sainte Rose, we are planning significant investment in both the vineyards and the winery. Replacement of the pump and filter for our bore hole is top of the list for viticultural items along with the extension of our drip irrigation system into the Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc vineyards. We are also going to replace our 3 row Hardy foliar sprayer in order to treat the vines more efficiently and effectively. In the winery the top of the list is a brand new 100hl Bucher Vaslin press, which is double the size of our current press and will make processing the volume of grapes that we are now producing so much easier and efficient. A new extended refrigeration system is equally important along with a must chiller and flotation pump.