Heritage Estate Wines and Darwin Do's !
In Episode 14, you will find us talking wine at Heritage Estate Wine, with owner Rob. About why they keep winning James Halliday awards. Also hear from “Watty” again, from Barefoot Fishing Safaris sharing his knowledge about what to do in and around Darwin. Whether it be Litchfield, crocs, Humpty Doo or one of the other fabulous places, Glen will give us the low-down. And we continue our series about buying a second-hand van, a must hear for those doing it for the first time.
Heritage Estate Wines
Our winery is situated in Cottonvale adjacent to our main cellar door. The winery has an approximate capacity of 80 tonnes per annum and, unusually for a winery our size, includes a full 1000 bottle per hour bottling and labelling line.
Heritage Estate Wines manages two vineyards: the first, at an altitude of 960 metres located at Cottonvale in the northern Granite Belt is perfectly situated for the production of white wines.
The older, slightly less mineralised soils of Cottonvale allow us to produce very distinctive Chardonnay, Fiano and Savagnin that differ in their structure and flavour from those produced elsewhere in the region.
The second vineyard at Ballandean, at 840 metres elevation, produces wonderful reds and includes some of the oldest vines in the region with the Old Vine Shiraz produced of out 60-year-old vines. These are a superb example of a cool climate Shiraz. intense, long and immensely satisfying, this is a hard Shiraz to go past.
Barefoot Fishing Safaris
“Watty” talks where to go and what to do in his home town of Darwin, he also talks about croc’s, Baramundi, the Humpty Doo pub, Litchfield National park and there’s also a tale about a water buffalo.
We talk about how to approach checking the outside of the van. What to look for and how to make sure things are working as they should.