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Ray Costanzo
9 November 2022 | Ray Costanzo

Queensland Wine Awards

On Thursday 3 November, Golden Grove Estate took out Queensland Winery of the Year and winemaker Ray Costanzo was awarded the Queensland Winemaker of the Year at the 38th Queensland Wine Awards. This is the fourth time Ray has won this award. Sam and Jason were also both awarded the Viticulturalist of the Year Award .All wines that were entered in the show came away with a medal including 3 gold, 4 silver and 3 bronze. Three wines stole the show in Queensland – 2021 Shiraz, 2022 Joven Tempranillo and the 2022 Vermentino took out Champion Wine of the Show!


Time Posted: 09/11/2022 at 2:56 PM Permalink to Queensland Wine Awards Permalink
Ray Costanzo
1 February 2021 | Ray Costanzo

Grape Sampling and Testing

The 2021 vintage has commenced and after severe drought for the past two years, nothing is being left to chance or taken for granted! Vineyard sampling and testing grapes for ripeness and flavour means that we can harvest at the optimum time to produce premium wines.

Initial vineyard checks involve checking ripeness with a refractometer to measure ºBrix (sugar content).

As the grapes ripen the ºBrix increases and as they approach ideal ripeness more comprehensive testing is undertaken. Berries are plucked from bunches along each side of the rows to obtain a representative sample then taken back to the lab where they are juiced and tested for pH, Brix, acidity, tasted for flavour and the seeds are inspected as they change from green to brown as they are ripening. When optimum ripeness is reached they are harvested!

Time Posted: 01/02/2021 at 3:40 PM Permalink to Grape Sampling and Testing Permalink
Ray Costanzo
17 December 2020 | Ray Costanzo

The vineyard crew rolling out the nets over the vines. Bring on vintage 2021!

Roll out the nets

Vineyard crew starting to roll out the nets over our lush green Granite Belt vineyard!! Bring on Vintage 2021!!

Posted by Golden Grove Estate on Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Time Posted: 17/12/2020 at 2:31 PM Permalink to The vineyard crew rolling out the nets over the vines. Bring on vintage 2021! Permalink
Ray Costanzo
8 December 2020 | Ray Costanzo

Nero d'Avola - Australia's Best Line Up

Young Gun of Wine recently put out a call for Australian Nero d'Avola's for a "deep dive" into the variety. They gathered as many local examples of the variety as they could find and assembled an expert panel of some fo the finest palates around for a blind tasting. 

We submitted our 2019 Nero D'Avola and the panelists were impressed!

To check out the full write by Young Gun of Wine click here

Photo by @morgophoto

Time Posted: 08/12/2020 at 12:03 PM Permalink to Nero d'Avola - Australia's Best Line Up Permalink