Thursday, January 17, 2008

The grapes are ripe and ready to harvest and the Polkolbin vignerons are looking forward to the vintage for 2008.
Not at Drayton's vineyard one of the pioneering winemaking families. Today there was tragedy and the winery was destroyed by explosion and fire and loss of life.

The casks and the Hall are at what was once Rothbury Estate. It was probably one of the first up-market establishments in the vineyards - now there are any number. I believe Fosters took over Rothburys and the winery became redundant and has gone on to another winemaker now, Hope, who, along with wine tastings, had this cheeky door mat on sale.