Author: Tim

2020 – bunny beats covid

The Coronavirus pandemic hit mid-vintage and I had to get out of Australia quick-sharp before the borders shut. Luckily the fruit had been picked, was safely in the winery and Michael and his intrepid team at Lodestone Winery in the Adelaide Hills continued to work through the lockdown to produce the best brace of pét-nats we’ve ever made. Astro Bunny,… Read more →

2019 – exports and upgrades

The Bunny Goes Global for the first time in 2019 with the 2018 vintage wines bouncing all over the globe to seven (seven!) new export markets: Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Denmark, Canada, US and UK. First stops on the world tour to support my new partners were Singapore and Hong Kong, both 100% Spinal Tap 🙂 The 2019 vintage saw… Read more →

2018 – new wines, good times

The 2018 vintage saw the Astro Bunny move from diapers to long pants (we skipped shorts). A new winery facility in the Adelaide Hills, significant increase in volume to be able to export for the first time, and if that wasn’t enough, a spanking brand new webby-site home for the bunny. For updates on the 2018 and future wines please… Read more →

Picking it / 2014

So I’d shot my big mouth off, it was too late now, I had to make a wine. The initial plan was to see if I could make a wine that could be picked, pressed, fermented, bottled and sold before I got back on a plane to the UK on May 1st. The second consideration was something more theoretical, perhaps… Read more →

Making it / 2014

Pét Nat is – theoretically at least – one of the simplest styles of wines to make. Pick – press – ferment – bottle – voilá. One of the features of Pét Nat is that it requires no additions of sulphur dioxide due to the fact that as the wine is constantly fermenting up to and including the point at… Read more →

Naming it / 2014

I’ve learnt many things making this wine, but the three most striking are: 1. Making your own wine – from grape to bottle – is a fundamentally different process than working a vintage at a winery. When working vintage you get given a number of tasks to perform, repetitively, and you never really get to see the bigger picture, or take… Read more →