2019 Devil Bend Creek Chardonnay

2019 Devil Bend Creek Chardonnay


The Wine

The Devil Bend Creek Chardonnay is made from fruit from the Osborn Vineyard. This vineyard was planted in the 1990s by friends of ours, and was set up to yield slightly higher crops of fruit than the McIntyre Vineyard.  There is a brightness and freshness to this wine that makes it very appealing and easy drinking.  It doesn’t spend any time in new oak, so the aromas and flavours are all fruit derived.



2019 Vintage

The growing season started well with good soil moisture and regular rain events throughout spring. While calm, mild weather in November resulted in good flowering and fruit set, the resultant yields were slightly lower than usual. Healthy canopies appreciated regular rainfall in early summer, then through January and into February, a much dryer warmer weather pattern evolved, that would lead us to harvest.


Because of this, harvest started earlier than originally expected, keeping us on our toes.   The harvest was compressed, putting further pressure on the winery to keep up with fruit reception, however the quality of the resultant wines made the long hours well worth the effort.


Winemaker: Richard McIntyre and Jeremy Magyar

Viticulturist: Hugh Robinson

Vineyards:  fruit from the Dunns Creek, McIntyre Vineyard, Robinson Vineyard and Garden Vineyard



Hand harvesting
Whole bunch pressing

100% French oak maturation, all old

Natural malolactic fermentation in barrel
10 Months in wood on lees with 1 racking
Light fining and filtration

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