Yearly Cycle Of Vineyard

  • Pruning: June until August
  • Budburst: August/September, variety dependent
  • Flowering: November
  • Fruit Set: December
  • Veraison: Mid to late January
  • Harvest: March / April

Varieties

Our estate vineyards consist of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Shiraz.

Vineyard

BAIE Wines is located in the Bellarine Peninsula and is strongly influenced by the maritime cool climate. The vineyard is bound to the North directly overlooking Port Phillip Bay, and the 16 year old vines are grown on coastal loam, with a clay loam subsoil. Our wines are made from domain grown fruit in Curlewis, BellarinePenisnula Geelong at a Latitude – 38.163354 and Longitude 144.542334.

Our philosophy of viticulture and winemaking is to best represent our geology, climate and the grape growing season of of that year respectfully, consistently and honestly.

Vintage

The 2015-2016 growing season began with a cold snap with lower than average rainfall. Budburst occurred 2 weeks earlier and was followed by a warm spring also with lower than average rainfall. Flowering conditions were good and we received solid yields due to the warm temperatures during this time. Some January rain was managed effectively and the vineyard remained disease free.  The period between January and March was relatively warm and early bud burst saw harvest begin 2 weeks earlier than usual and completed by Mid March.