Three Decades of Nautilus Chardonnay

The story of Nautilus Chardonnay begins in 1989 when the first wine was made from what is now our own Nautilus Renwick vineyard (you know the classic story – we liked the wine so much, we had to buy the vineyard). This vineyard has remained the cornerstone vineyard for our Chardonnay programme ever since. Throughout the ’90s, Chardonnay grew to be a significant and successful part of the Nautilus…
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Vintage Report 2020

A few cool nights in early spring had us concerned about potential frost damage but none eventuated and a settled period during flowering resulted in a solid crop being set. Rains in November & December kept the soil moisture levels up and while January and February were warm and dry, we had sufficient water to get through the season. We began harvest on the 20th…
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