Willy Lunn of Victoria winery Yering Station was in London last week. I caught up with him at the London Wine Fair to ask about the bushfires which ravaged much of the Yarra valley near to his winery, and to what extent smoke taint is a factor for his 2009 vintage. [flv:http://www.enotria.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/willie-lunn.flv http://www.enotria.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/willie-lunn.jpg 300 200] Willy explains that despite the fact that the raging fires reached the doorstep of the winery, and several of their vineyards were either burned or smoke affected, they 'simply didn't pick' those vineyards. So although 09 will be down in size (and as Lunn freely admits, some grapes such as Shiraz will be 'a challenge'), and despite the searing heat conditions which led up to the devastating fires, Yering are still very confident of producing quality wines this year.
Monthly Archives: May 2009
Tuesday 12 May is day one of the London Wine Fair over in Docklands. Enotria will be lining up on their usual spot, stand F52, and playing host (serving up the proscuttio and olives in other words) to an ace line up of our producers. Sharing the festival air with us will be Bodega Santa Ana, Vina MontGras, Peller Estates and Marques de Riscal. Newly arrived (but actually in their 350th year!) Trimbach will be showing their wonderful Alsatian creations. The mighty Cantine Settesoli will be converting everyone to the Fiano and Nero d'Avola gospel. the Rathbone wine group present not one, not two but three of their group winemakers; step forward the men of Yering Station, Mount Langi and the newly revamped Xanadu. John Hancock of Trinity Hill has somehow managed not to go back to New Zealand since our Annual Tasting - he'll be there! We will also have a whole raft of other fantastic wines. Please do come and see us.