Tasting the 2020 vintage

Due to earlier COVID restrictions, our early July visit marked the first time that Jeff and I could actually go inside VinPro in Cromwell where our wines are being made with with great care this year.

Jeff has been tasting samples throughout the process, these being brought outside to him to try in splendid isolation in the carpark!

It was a treat to talk with the VinPro team and taste all the wines together - Jeff, Tim and I are pictured with Pip Battley, VinPro's head winemaker. We are delighted that the wines are measuring up to the quality of fruit we harvested this season.

The whites are individually expressive and sharply focussed. The reds showed the benefits of superb ripeness and acid of the fruit. We're expecting the final reds to have the density and complexity of our very fine 2016 vintage, so exciting times ahead.

It's worth noting that we do not rush our wines to market, preferring to allow all our wines some time in the bottle to express their best. Therefore you won't see any 2020 vintage Ostler wines on the market until next year. Not to worry, we have plenty of great drinking from earlier vintages available. Simply visit our online store for more details or come and see us at the cellar door in Kurow.

Thanks, Jim


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