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Entries by Sean Kelly

Vintage 2017 – Will it ever begin?

Some of you may remember the rush of vintage 2016.  We started on the 5th of February with our grapes for sparkling wine and were finished by the 17th of March with the Late Harvest Semillon.  This year couldn’t be different. This morning I was in the vineyard sampling our Chardonnay for the sparkling wine […]


In vintage 2016, Helen gave us the opportunity to play a little with the grapes.  We were given a license to experiment and allowed to fail.  This is an extreme privilege to be given as a winemaker and one we took very seriously.  Our first thought was to produce a full skins fermented white wine […]

Nice day for a stroll….

November has finished and we are now on the countdown to Christmas.  The sun is shining and the temperatures are mild, making it the perfect afternoon for a quick stroll in the vineyard.  As you can see from the photo below, we have flowering.  The Chardonnay is pretty much finished flowering while the Merlot (pictured […]

Meet the Team: Meg Brodtmann

Experience that encompasses wine-making techniques from some of the world’s top wineries and spans more than twenty years and three continents is something few wineries as young as Helen and Joey Estate can boast. And there’s a good reason for that; they don’t all have Meg Brodtmann. H&J Estate is proud to introduce you to […]

The Latest from the Estate

It’s official, winter is behind us and there’s lots happening at the Estate as we head into the busy spring season. Making wine, much like tending a garden, is a yearly cycle. With every season comes a round of tasks ranging from weed control, to pruning, and the ever exciting machinery maintenance. We have a […]

Blood, sweat and… trees?

Running a vineyard isn’t always easy. It takes a lot of hard-work, dedication and passion to own and manage a vineyard, especially when you want complete control over the winemaking process to ensure each bottle has encapsulated the characteristics of your estate. Fortunately we have the passion and dedication in abundance and believe that shines […]