DISCOVER CAHILL ESTATE
The winemaking process starts with the grapes on the vine but a number of important steps are taken following the harvest to ensure we craft great wines. The process can vary greatly depending on whether a wine is red or white, its style and flavour. In the following guide we’ve shown the steps we take to craft our Cahill Estate Reserve Barossa Shiraz.
THE FIRST TASTE, ON THE VINES
Our viticulturists and winemakers visit every the vineyard to taste the fruit and determine the optimal time to start harvesting.
Grapes are picked. Most are picked with a harvester to minimise the time it takes to get the grapes to the winery to best retain freshness of the fruit. Some are picked by hand during the day, such as the old delicate vines or where the site is too steep.
Time is critical. We fill the grape bins in the vineyard and take the grapes by truck to our winery as soon as possible.
The de-stemmer gently removes the stalks from the grapes