Vintage Report

2017 Vintage Report

The 2017 vintage was not without it’s challenges. The winter of 2016 brought record breaking rainfall, particularly to the north of the state, followed by a handful of significant Spring frosts. Wet and windy weather during flowering saw high incidences of ‘hen and chicken’ across all subregions, although final yields were close to average.  Small berry size brought excellent colour depth and flavour concentration to Pinot Noir. Very cool Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc ferments have resulted in wines with bright, varietal aromatics. Pinot Gris and Chardonnay have richness and flavour depth, with all wines retaining that marvellous, crisp Tasmanian acidity ensuring  elegant structure and ageability. 

 

 

Recent Review

Recent Review

"The Bay of Fires winery potential has now been fully realised in the most impressive imaginable fashion – Bay of Fires table wines and its successive multi-trophy-winning vintages of Pinot Noir in particular, have an exalted reputation; the House of Arras traditional method sparkling wines made by Ed Carr are, if anything, of even greater quality and renown"

James Halliday rates Bay of Fires/House of Arras as an Outstanding Winery in 2014

 

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