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2021 Patina Scandalous Riesling

95 Points2023 Halliday Wine Companion “Hand picked from an elevated source, circa 880-900m. Unadulterated styling, aside from some skin contact in the press, imparting a skein of white-pepper freshness, offset…

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2019 Patina Reserve Chardonnay

95 PointsHalliday Wine Companion “I love the savoury stretch of the chardonnays at this address. The norm of clattering stone fruits, new wood and reductive handling à l’Australienne can be…

A new Era

A new era for Patina

Since inception Patina has gone through a number of phases:  It began with 100 kg of grapes picked from my brother-in-law’s vineyard in 1999 and fermented in the laundry.  Then…

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The problem with wet weather

Without rain we wouldn’t have a vineyard, but this stuff also causes us a bit of grief. As a rule rain received in Orange prior to Christmas is beneficial and…

Gerald Naef, winemaker

Oxygen and Wine

There is a bit of a love hate relationship between oxygen and wine. For the most part it is thought that oxygen is a detriment to wine… but this isn’t…

Grapevine compound bud

I borrowed this drawing from Washington State University. You can Click this link if you’d like to learn a bit more about grapevine buds as relates to frost damage. The…

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