What makes a premium wine? Quantifiable uniqueness. By that, I mean Region: Does the region promote desired qualities in the fruit? Vintage: Were the grapes grown in a good season with good weather? Then there is the fruit itself. There are other factors in the production techniques. Get all of these factors correct and it will be generally excepted that you will have a quality wine.
Down in Harcourt, Victoria its the middle of the 2015 Vintage. Fruit picking is in full swing. It’s beginning to look like a bumper crop. I called Simon Frost between truckloads of apples bins coming out of the orchard ready to be pressed and turned into Harcourt Apple Cider waiting for me to review.