Gruner in the tank!

Vintage 2011 has been long and challenging right across Australia – but Hahndorf Hill has been fortunate with the Gruner Veltliner harvest. A combination of strong, healthy vines and perhaps some natural resistance to Botrytis, culminated in a successful harvest on March 24th.

Larry and Gemma West with Gruner 2011 in hand.

The juice has now been fully fermented and talented young winemaker Gemma West and I are more than delighted with the results.

We can report that there are wonderful crunchy pear and apple aromas together with lightly peppered, caramelised parsnip and a twist of slaty minerality.  A truly complex and exciting wine!

This baby still has quite a while to go before being bottled and will be released in October this year.

For pre-release allocations and further information please go to

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12 Responses to Gruner in the tank!

  1. Stu says:

    Sounds great Larry. Looking fwd to the October release already.


  2. Diana says:

    Can’t wait to sample the new vintage!!

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