Ashbrook Estate News Issue 4 - Autumn 2019


To Ashbrook’s 2019 vintage edition newsletter! After a long, cool growing season our first grapes (Chardonnay) were hand-harvested on February 26th and our last (Petit Verdot) on the 12th April. In a year of negligible red gum blossom, clever juggling of vineyard netting was crucial to avoid bird damage.

Once again, our unique lyre trellis system and vigilant vineyard management avoided any disease issues. With 110 tonnes of top quality grapes (all hand-harvested) safely in the winery by Easter, we are a happy team at Ashbrook. It is often said that pictures speak a thousand words, so in this newsletter we will let our vintage photographs do the talking.