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After an incredibly wet winter, followed by a wet spring, the ground
water is fully replenished and the vineyard is in fine health.  A
somewhat cool, wet start to the season meant we are slightly behind at
the moment, but anything can happen between now and vintage....and
is likely to!

Although we have had our fair share of heat early this year, the vines
are in excellent health and
are now approaching verasion.  We're
running a week or so behind at this stage, with no need to panic just
yet!


Due to the cool start to the season, flowering in the Riesling was just
OK, so yields will be down a bit this year in the whites, but not the reds
(they flower and set a little later).

As always, we welcome everyone to our cellar door as long as an
appointment is made to ensure we are here!

Fingers crossed for a solid finishing strait to vintage.


Belinda´s wines from Spain are now available for purchase.  They are
both 100% Verdejo - a native Spanish white varietal.  Please contact
the winery for further information.


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this site.  Alternatively, tasting notes and a little gossip from the mother
ship, are available in the
NEWSLETTER.

LANGTONS Classification V
DISTINGUISHED CLASS
We are delighted to be included in this prestigious line-up.  
Given its consumer driven derivation, again thanks must
go out to you, our loyal and ever increasing client base.

¨I tasted the Young Vines 2010... immediately after tasting a
range of dry Mosel Rieslings and the Australian knocked the
spots off them - so to speak.¨
 Jancis Robinson, Wine of the
Week, March 2012.


WINEMAKER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION!
2010 FINALISTS
We were deeply honoured to have such a nomination  
bestowed on us toward the end of 2010, courtesy of the  panel
at GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE magazine.

Thank you to all our loyal clients who, over the many years have
provided such wonderful, enduring support.  Your continuing
confidence in our product over time obviously paid off.  Long
may it remain!

Fiona Thomson is in charge of our sales and distribution in
Victoria & South Australia..

Should you have any wholesale enquiries in these states, please
contact her:

fiona@crawfordriverwines.com
NEWS AND REVIEWS
THE LEGEND!

We were delighted that John Thomson (our Dad and beloved
Husband) was this year inducted into the Melbourne Food and
Wine Festival ´Legends´.  He was in honourable company, with
Andrew McConnell, Matt Preston, Bill Granger, David
Blackmore and Matthew Bax being the other inductees for this
year.

¨This years six inductees have all played a part in shaping
Victoria´s industry over the years and I´m incredibly proud to
welcome each of them to the Legends program for 2013¨ said
Natalie O´Brien: Festival chief executive.