Biodiversity at Helen’s Hill Estate. Part 1

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
 

Helen’s Hill is dedicated to taking what Mother Nature gave us and putting it in the bottle with minimal handling and processing, and to do that we have to make sure Mother Nature is at her best. Encouraging biodiversity in our vineyard is key to the health of our vines and ultimately […]

By |June 16th, 2015|vineyard|0 Comments

An update on the vineyard and vintage!

Since the beginning of spring, the grape vines have been slowly, but surely, doing their thing. Ever since we pruned, back in the middle of winter, I’ve been waiting for that first touch of green to arrive on the vines. And finally, it did!

At first it was the tiniest hint of green:

 

 

… and after a […]

By |January 13th, 2012|vineyard, wine, winemaking|0 Comments

Helen’s Hill Pinot Noir 2010 – a few reviews

Our Helen’s Hill Pinot Noir 2010 has received a litle bit of attention lately. Firstly, it was recently reviewed by Winefront.com.au, and we’re happy to say that Gary Walsh was pleased with it!

 

“Terrific vintage for Pinot in the Yarra Valley.

Forest berries, spice, a touch of earth and vanilla perfume. It’s ripe and sweetly fruited with […]

By |January 12th, 2012|reviews, wine|0 Comments

Cabernets 2008 featured in Australia’s Wine Business Magazine

We were thrilled to discover that our Cabernets ’08 was featured in the ‘Mixed Bunch’ section of Australia’s Wine Business Magazine this month!

 

The review reads as follows:

 

“Violets, mint, mulberry, nougat oak. Palate and bouquet double up on descriptors, with the texture fine, smooth and shapely with lingering spice to finish.”

 

Sounds delicious! Read more about our […]

By |December 9th, 2011|reviews, wine|0 Comments

New release: 2007 Blanc de Noir

With the fast approaching spring carnival, warmer weather and a general festive tone I thought the timing was apt to do a quick review of our recently released Vintage bubbles. Simply named Blanc de Noir (which is the French term meaning “white wine from red grapes”) our 2007 Vintage bubbly is made entirely from Pinot […]

By |September 22nd, 2011|vineyard, wine, winemaking|0 Comments

2008 Big Reds – Helen’s Hill Cabernets

2008 Helen’s Hill Cabernets – the making of a traditional red wine

Unlike our Shiraz which we release some 6 months after bottling, our Cabernets does not see the light of day for some 2-3 years after we put it into bottle. The richness of the Shiraz flavours allow for drinking enjoyment at an early age, while the wine […]

By |August 18th, 2009|news, vineyard, wine, winemaking|0 Comments

2008 Big Reds – Helen’s Hill Shiraz

Sneak preview of the Helen’s Hill 2008 Shiraz

As will be discovered with time, 2008 will probably go down as one of the great vintages in the Yarra Valley. The season was in many respects near on perfect. Flowering, fruit set, verasion, weather conditions during vintage/picking time were all, in general, extremely favourable and the result is […]

By |August 4th, 2009|news, wine, winemaking|0 Comments