Category: English Wine

Notes from the vineyard: labelling

In this month’s post following goings-on at Nyetimber, winemaker Brad Greatrix comments on how sometimes what’s on, rather than in, the bottle matters In the vineyard, we’ve recently passed through a stage of the growing season called “bunch closure”. We are very thankful for the incredible spell of warm weather that we’ve had in the […]

Notes from the vineyard: flowering

This month Nyetimber Winemaker Brad Greatrix discusses the flowering process, considering the future of the vineyard’s early buds – and potential threats For those that have been following this series, you’ll recall I mentioned that two critical periods during the growing season are budburst and flowering. Towards the end of June is when the flowering […]

Fighting frost

With the worst spring frosts for 30 years causing havoc across Europe, Will Lyons and Barbara Drew look at what is next for the 2017 vintage and its anxious winemakers For the vigneron, with an eye for detail, the weather is the only external influence which cannot be controlled. The arrival of spring marks an […]

Notes from the vineyard: a waiting game

Continuing our series following life at Nyetimber, this month winemaker Brad Greatrix explains exactly what happens to the wine during and after its all-important second fermentation In English vineyards we’re currently in between two important viticultural stages – budburst and flowering. We discussed budburst in the previous instalment of this blog, and I’ll cover the all-important […]