2018 Vintage is finished

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 vintage is now finished! With good growing conditions in the lead up to harvest, the family had high hopes for the 2018 vintage and with all reds now through fermentation the signs look very good.

The vintage was slightly earlier than the 2017 vintage mainly due to some warmer January weather speeding up the ripening process. Harvesting started on the 1st February with our Chardonnay for the sparkling cuvee (which is now bottled & available online). The first red varieties picked were grenache and shiraz for rose’, handpicked on the 16th of March.

The family put the upgraded harvester to good use for vintage for 2018. It performed an amazing job and having the harvester onsite ready to use whenever needed, again provided great advantage enabling each block to be picked at the optimal time. Vintage at Hugo’s is always a family affair with John, Liz, Matt & Will Hugo all present at each pick ensuring that the harvest runs smoothly. Our last block to be harvested was the cabernet picked on the 22nd of March with quality again looking very good, and a great way to finish. Our white wines and rose’ have now been bottled, and the reds are now safely in barrel. Renae Hirsch has shown amazing attention to detail in the winemaking and we cannot wait to show you the end result!

Hugo Wines features in Channel 7’s – SA Weekender!