Archive | April, 2014

VINEYARD REPORT

The 2014 season was characterized by quite heavy rains in November and December, and initially we were concerned that there may be excessive vigour in the vines, but as our 16 year old vines are now reaching their maturity and nicely in balance with their environment, this did not happen. The early summer rains and […]

EXPANDING CHINA MARKET

The growth of the market for Australian wine in China cannot be ignored, and is increasingly optimistic.  There is an increasing awareness that premium and super premium Australian wines are an acceptable alternative to French “name” brands which have suffered backlash from fraudulently labeled wines and the recently introduced laws against excessively expensive gifts. Jane […]

GRAFTING PROGRAMME

As part of our commitment to meet the burgeoning demand for our cabernet in Hong Kong and China, we have decided to expand our cabernet plantings. At the end of last year, we have grafted our sauvignon blanc to cabernet sauvignon. We will continue to produce our award winning SSB and our Locum SBS by […]

THE AUSTRALIA DAY TASTINGS

THE LONDON MARKET – ENCOURAGING BUT STILL TENTATIVE The Australia Day Tastings Jane and Peter attended the London Australia Day Tastings in January. This has been the traditional day when Wine Australia focuses the attention of the UK market on Australian wines.  The event was very well attended, and all the indicators are that Australian […]

RECENT REVIEWS

Poh Tiong, in his Margaret River Report ranked our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon in the top cabernets alongside Cullen Diana Madeline, and ahead of established cabernet brands Vasse Felix Heytesbury, Leeuwin Estate and Woodlands.                     Poh Tiong has also recognised our wines as an ideal accompaniment to […]

SCULPTOR IN RESIDENCE – PETER LUNDBERG

Thompson Estate invites you to our vineyard to view an exhibition of works by internationally acclaimed and renowned sculptor from Vermont USA, Peter Lundberg. Peter is Thompson Estate’s first Sculptor in Residence and creates monumental sculptures from earth, concrete and steel. He also casts works in bronze, working from clay models. Peter’s works are held […]

THOMPSON SERVED THOMPSON BY THOMPSON!

Qantas Flight Attendant, Tania Thompson served Dr Peter Thompson AM with his own wine on flight Sunday 23 February 2014 From Tania’s email to Peter … “I flew to Perth again yesterday and once again had your wine on board. Again we went through several bottles and it was very well received. I enjoyed telling passengers […]