The Rosily vineyard was purchased in 1994 with plantings starting that year. The winery was built in early 2000 and three years later it was awarded the ‘most outstanding new winery in Western Australia’ and in 2004, the most successful exhibitor at the Sheraton Wine Awards. More recently their wines have won awards at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards and Boutique Wine Show (where the 2015 Chardonnay won Silver) and the 2015 Sauvignon Blanc was given 90 points by James Halliday in the 2017 Australian Wine Companion. The vineyard and team continues to follow a sustainable viticulture program as they want the wines to reflect their origin and work closely with nature/
All fruit is hand harvested and all wines are produced in the winery without the need to travel kilometres until bottled. In fact the winery and vineyards are so close, the furthest is 500 meters and closest vines are 15 meters from the crusher! Rosily Vineyard abides by minimal intervention with no use of synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fungicides or synthetic fertilisers. There is also minimal irrigation, (less than 0.5 mega litres for the vineyard per year) and they recycle the rain water they collect.
Rosily has established a permanent cover crop of clover and grass with the clover adding nitrogen to the soil over the winter months and helps to ensure the grass that grows is healthy. It is then this grass that is cut at the end of spring used as organic matter for the soil under the vines. So where possible, everything is recycled.
On the 7th October, Rosily wines will be in-store available to taste:
- Sauvignon Blanc 2016
- Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2015
- Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
- Merlot 2014
- Other Side of the Moon 2014
And next week we’ll be sharing a ‘Q&A’ with winemaker Mick Scott and will share it on the blog.