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Wine Press is on its way

By thelazydog Admin on Dec 07, 2018

Our Friends in Germany have done us proud. A second hand press in excellent condition had been found. A new bladder has been fitted and she is due to arrive in time for Christmas.

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New Winery

By thelazydog Admin on Nov 19, 2018

Friends retired after 25 years of restaurant operation in February 2018 and released to us the refrigeration units we needed to start a small winery on-site. We purchased barrels and Dean made the VCR tanks ...

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Queensberry Chenin 2018

By thelazydog Admin on Oct 03, 2018

What a year. It was perfect for us out here at Queensberry, Warm and early spring. We reached late 20’2 early 30s in November and had near perfect fruit set across all varieties1.4 kg bunch.

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10 Year Celebration

By thelazydog Admin on Oct 01, 2018

As of September 2018, 10 years after we brought the sheep paddock, Queensberry Gardens (LazyDog®) Wines & Garden Restaurant is the final stage in our ambition to be self-supporting on a rural Central Ota...

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New Vineyard Blocks

By thelazydog Admin on Aug 26, 2018

The posts are in for a further 1000 vines Pinotage and Chardonnay.

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Queensberry Chenin Vintage 2017

By thelazydog Admin on Nov 19, 2017

What a year. It was perfect for us out here at Queensberry, Warm and early spring. We reached late 20’2 early 30s in November and had near perfect fruit set across all varieties1.2 kg bunch.

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Third Planting Jack’s Prospect vineyard blocks

By thelazydog Admin on Oct 21, 2016

It was time to take the plunge and increase our plantings. We cleared the sheep paddock out front, put up the trellis and commenced the North Star and Southern Cross blocks. It was time to make our own Chard...

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Queensberry Chenin Vintage – 2014

By thelazydog Admin on Oct 14, 2014

300 cases produced. Now working under direction from Jeff Sinnott from the vineyard through to the winery. Meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard ensured that clean ripe fruit was hand h...

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LazyDog® Vintage 2013

By thelazydog Admin on Dec 11, 2013

190 cases produced. A lot of learning in the vineyard as we struggled to control vigor and ripen the grapes fully. 100% in stainless steel tanks at DC wines. The finishing of the wine was undertaken by Deb C...

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LazyDog® Vintage 2012

By thelazydog Admin on Nov 28, 2012

110 cases were produced. What a season! Mother Nature gave us a break. Wonderful fruit balanced before it left the vine. 40% of the volume was fermented in old oak barrels and 60% in stainless steel tanks, a...

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Bus-Stop Vintage 2011

By thelazydog Admin on Oct 16, 2011

Chenin Blanc is one of the classic wine grape varieties of France.   Its origins date back over 1000 years where it took root in the Loire Valley.  Much like its more aromatic cousin, Sauvignon ...

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Second Plantings – The “Gerti” block

By thelazydog Admin on Nov 19, 2010

In goes the 226 Gewürztraminer plants, enough for two – three barrels, and some test rows of Chardonnay. We added a second variety of Chenin Blanc to the LazyDog® Block

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