Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

Vintage 2021; a vintage to remember

New Year, New Winemaker – 2021 will be a vintage to remember! It’s that time of year again and we have been hard at work in the vineyard harvesting what will become our 2021 releases. Early indications are that the pick is looking good, and the wines made from this year’s vintage are going to […]

Meet the Winemaker: Dwayne Cunningham

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  Meet the Austin’s Winemaker: Dwayne Cunningham Meet Dwayne. Here has been the Austin’s winemaker from 2020. You’ll be getting to see lots of Dwayne; at the winery, at events, at our cellar door and of course, on our socials. Dwayne moved from Coonawarra to Victoria in 2020 and not only adapted seamlessly, but adapted […]

Rent a Vine Harvest 2021; let’s pick!

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This guest blog post is written by Eliesha Rae, a returning Rent a Vine participant, wine lover and writer extraordinaire. New year, new winemaker, new wine, new crew. There are not many things that could tempt me away from my brand-new puppy’s first day at Puppy School…Harvest day at Rent a Vine?  Is one of […]

Vintage 2020 Report from the Winemaker

Vintage 2020 was a slow start… With a later flowering in 2019 due to a cooler than average spring, the 2020 vintage was always going to be slow to start. The poor flowering conditions also contributed to lower number of bunches and smaller berries. Going into the 2020 season we were confident on quality and […]

An Insiders Guide to Rent a Vine; Pinot Noir Tasting

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Rent a Vine Workshop: Pinot Noir Tasting by Eliesha Rae What do hunting polar bears in the Arctic Circle, rock climbing in full drag, and winemaking all have in common? It’s no secret that you’re more likely to meet like minded people when you’re doing something particularly niche.  What do hunting polar bears in the […]

Cheers to 2019 at Austin’s Wines!

As 2019 quickly comes to a close, we reflect on the year it’s been and prepare for another big year in 2020. We certainly don’t do things slowly at Austin’s, although this year has been a year full of preparation for a couple of exciting projects to finish off the year. Around the Grounds at […]