winemaking

Winemaking Services

 

Education, Experience and Great Wine

 

At Calais we believe every wine deserves personalised attention and every owner should be an integral part of the creation, so we have developed our wine making services around this philosophy. 

With over 40 years’ experience between our Winemakers, the Calais team have exceptional knowledge of international wine styles and varieties, and offer traditional wine making practices with modern techniques and equipment. 

 

Personalised Services

We offer a hands-on personalised wine making service that enables you to actively take part in the process from the vineyard through to barrel aging and of course, tasting!

Our dedicated personal services include viticultural advice, with analysis from the vine to the bottle and allow you to be hands-on in the wine making. The team will actively engage you in the process and ensure you are a part of important decisions for the direction of your wine. Education, experience and great wine are all part of the package!

 

Become a part of the Calais Community

Calais aims to foster and develop boutique wine making in the Hunter and welcomes all our wine making partners into the Calais Community to experience some of the Hunter hospitality we are so famous for. 

As a community member and valued Calais partner you will be invited to enjoy Locals nights at the Verandah Restaurant as well as social, networking and educational sessions on the Estate.

 

Boutique Packages

Calais offers two standard wine making packages, however a completely customised package can also be built to meet your individual needs:

Vineyard Package

The Vineyard Package allows owners to be hands-on in the strategic planning and their wine as well as enjoy a pre-bottling tasting.

 

Fruit and Style Plan

  • - Pre harvest/vintage consultation
  • - Vine & grape analysis
  • - Picking analysis and recommendations
      (based on Baume and ripeness)
  • - Fruit quality assessment

 

 Wine Development

  • - Pre bottling tasting
  • - Blending
  • - Analysis

 

Post Bottling Storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vigneron Package

The Vigneron Package ensures the complete hands-on experience for owners.  From strategic planning through the crushing and fermentation process to the barrels and personalised tasting sessions.

 

 Fruit and Style Plan

  • - Pre harvest/vintage consultation
  • - Vine & grape analysis
  • - Picking analysis and recommendations (based on Baume and ripeness)
  • - Fruit quality assessment
  • - Wine style determination

 

 Crushing and Fermentation

  • - Watch your fruit crushed, drained and pressed
  • - Taste the juice before, during and after fermentation

 

 Maturation Plan

  • - Choose your aging methods/oak preferences
  • - Private barrel/tank tasting with up to 10 guests

 

 Wine Development

  • - Pre bottling tasting
  • - Blending
  • - Analysis

 

Post Bottling Storage