SCHUBERT ESTATE WINEMAKING
Our winemaking philosophy at Schubert Estate is “To produce wines that are reflective of the region from where they are grown and the grape variety from which they are made.” The winemaking journey begins in the vineyard where our winemaker tastes the grapes within each of the vineyard blocks in the weeks leading up to harvest ensuring that the grapes are picked at optimal ripeness and flavour intensity. Grapes are handpicked in the early hours of the morning whilst they are cool and delivered to the winery for immediate processing. We have recently invested in "state of the art" grape sorting and processing equipment, including new five tonne open top fermenters with heading down boards and a new basket press, all to optimise wine quality. Our wines are matured in 225 Litre French oak barriques from a selection of barrel cooperages. At the completion of barrel maturation, rigorous tasting and blending sessions are completed. The barrels are then racked and blended into their respective wines with no fining or filtration prior to bottling.