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Willow Bridge
 
26 November 2019 | Willow Bridge

A New Maris Sol

2019 Maris Sol Preservative Free Grenache Mataro

A penchant for stepping out of the ordinary was the nucleus for our new addition, a preservative free Grenache Mataro from fruit sourced from our own estate blocks.
A style of bright fruit, fresh and vibrant, with a juicy unctuous core of blackberry, redcurrant, plum and savoury edges, no preservative has been used in the process.

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Time Posted: 26/11/2019 at 2:02 PM
Willow Bridge
 
18 October 2019 | Willow Bridge

Dragonfly consistent award winners

Time Posted: 18/10/2019 at 12:13 PM
Willow Bridge
 
9 October 2019 | Willow Bridge

Royal Adelaide Wine Show Results

Time Posted: 09/10/2019 at 1:37 PM
Willow Bridge
 
23 September 2019 | Willow Bridge

Geographe Wine Show Results 2019

Most Successful Geographe Producer

 

2018 Dragonfly Shiraz

Wine of the Show
Best Geographe Shiraz
Best Geographe Red Wine
Gold Medal

2018 Solana Tempranillo

Best WA Alternative Varietal
Best WA Tempranillo
Gold Medal

2019 Dragonfly Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Best Geographe White Blend

2017 Dragonfly Grenache  Shiraz Mataro

Best Geographe Red Blend
Gold Medal

2018 Gravel Pit Shiraz

Gold Medal

      

 

 

 

Time Posted: 23/09/2019 at 1:39 PM
Willow Bridge
 
4 July 2019 | Willow Bridge

2018 Bookends Fume Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

** 2018 Bookends due for release late 2019**

Time Posted: 04/07/2019 at 11:49 PM
Willow Bridge
 
1 July 2019 | Willow Bridge

James Suckling.Com Reviews

Time Posted: 01/07/2019 at 5:28 PM
Kim Horton
 
21 May 2019 | Kim Horton

2019 Vintage Report

From the Winemaker...


Climatically, the season for the Geographe wine region has been cool and dry. The five months until the end of January have yielded little rain, about 70mm less than this time last year.
The cooler weather has also disrupted flowering and fruit set resulting in much smaller bunch sizes and high incidence of hen and chicken. The cooler conditions have continued into January, and January 2019 average temperature of 21.3 is two degrees Celsius lower than the 23.3 of 2016.

Up until the first week of April and Vintage 2019 was a case of so far so good however with plenty of red fruit still to be harvested and nearing towards the end of a cool season, a real assessment of vintage would unfold over the next month. The expectation for more sunshine was not realised and, whilst it was still dry, the fruit, mostly late season Cabernet Sauvignon, was left to hang and gain as much ripeness as possible before the season closed.

In recent memory, we have never had the same issues with birds as we did this year. Plenty of them! Native vegetation only crept into a late and small flowering season, certainly not the bountiful flowering we expect. Also, extremely low yields, specifically in Chardonnay and Shiraz. A product of cool flowering conditions.

The highlight was cool ripening conditions, which allowed winemakers to harvest white fruit at optimum. Aromatic, concentrated and exhibiting succulent acidities. Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc the standouts.

A burst of late sunshine was just the tonic for Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Lower red yields in general could well have been a blessing, allowing balanced vine loads to achieve ripeness. Later season reds lacked a little colour and intensity as the temperatures dropped and the season closed.


Senior Winemaker

Time Posted: 21/05/2019 at 5:28 PM