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Entries by Sean Kelly

Spring has Sprung!

It’s pleasing to say that winter is finished and spring is on the way. At this time, things begin to look a little greener on the vineyard; the dormant vines are now starting to “pop”. This is when the vine begins to work after being asleep during winter. They use their stored energy to push […]

Family Day at the Cellar Door

The Helen & Joey Family day is back again, and this time is better than ever, Family fun is a must with activities like a petting zoo, bocce game and a large jingo set. Lunch will be served at midday so make sure you don’t miss out. The Event is on the 19th of September […]

Master Class

Come to Helen and Joey Estate and enjoy a fun Master class with our winemaker Stuart Dudine, featuring a vertical tasting of Cabernet Sauvignon. Matched canapés will also be served. The event is a free event to all HJ Club members and will be held at our winery in the beautiful Yarra Valley on the […]

Into the freezer……

We are just over half way though winter, and I must say I’ll be glad to see the end of it. We’ve had decent rainfall, icy southerly winds and more than our fair share of below zero mornings and frosts! Not so good for us, but great for the vineyard. The low temperatures help the […]

It ain’t over til the fat lady sings!

Well, it seems the fat lady is about to leave the stage. Yes, vintage 2015 is almost over which is, according to my somewhat faded memory, one of the earliest ends to vintage in a long time. Normally, here in the Yarra Valley, we are still happily picking the Cabernet sauvignon well into April. I […]

2015 Vintage is Here!

Yes, we have started. On 11 February we inaugurated the new winery with the arrival of our Pinot Gris. The grapes arrived in pristine condition and have been given a bit of skin contact in order to add texture and structure to the wine. Pinot Gris responds well to extended skin contact and we are […]

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2015! The last year was a very busy one for us at Helen & Joey Estate and we are very proud of what we have achieved. We have appointed our distributor, Sherwood Estate, and Stu is looking forward to working closely with them to support our wines in the national market. He will […]

The History of Pinot Noir

At Helen & Joey Estate, we love Pinot noir. We have around 16 hectares planted and spend a lot of time in the vineyard and winery ensuring this capricious little grape performs well. Widely regarded as one of the most difficult grape varieties to work with, Pinot noir has had a long history of giving […]