Winery delighted with vintage

Jessica CuthbertAlbany Advertiser

Wignalls Winery completed its bottling process for the 2017 vintage earlier this month, with a week’s work producing 6000 cases of wine.

Winery owner Rob Wignall said this year’s vintage was extremely challenging, yet rewarding, adding it had been a top year.

“What has made it interesting for us this year is that we are one of the very first to bottle in WA but were one of the last to pick this year,” he said.

“It has been an extreme season the last few months as we have gone from fragmenting to bottling so rapidly, but I am so excited about the wines.”

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Mr Wignall said he was thrilled with this year’s white wines.

“We’re excited for this vintage, it was an incredible year for our whites; our chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and pinot were incredible,” he said.

“It was a very rewarding vintage.

“The harvest is different for each winery, so it’s all about how you do it and how you adapt to the climate.”

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