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Monday, 02 June 2014 09:27

2014 Competition Results!

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Written by Ruth Simpson
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 2014 Competition Results!   This year we selected two international wine competitions in which to enter a small number of our wines, with quite considerable success!  Much as we value and prefer the feedback of our end consumers rather than that of a professional tasting panel, we are delighted how well our wines have showed against many other high quality wines from around the world!   In the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014 we achieved the following results:- Gold medal – Simpsons of Sainte Rose Low Yield Roussanne 2012  Silver medal – Simpsons of Sainte Rose Old Vine Syrah 2012 …
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 14:33

Harvest Flight Over Sainte Rose

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Written by Charles Simpson
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Harvest Flight Over Sainte Rose   The video below was filmed in September 2013 during our grape harvest.  With the use of a Quadcopter and Go-Pro camera, we were able to capture these unique shots of the chateau, vineyards and winery.  Enjoy!      
Monday, 23 September 2013 15:28

End of the '13 White Grape Harvest

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Written by Ruth Simpson
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End of the 2013 White Grape Harvest   All six of our white grape varieties have now been harvested and their juice is safely in tanks in the winery.  The early varieties such as the Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are almost finished primary fermentation, whilst the latest varieties that were picked over the weekend, the Marsanne and Roussanne, have been cold stabilised, racked and will gently begin their fermentation over the next couple of days.  It has been a very intense white harvest due to the late start, with more overnight picking in quick succession than in previous years.  Happily…
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