Margaret River,  Western Australia

Proprietor: Ben and Naomi Gould
Year of Establishment: 2009
Size of Estate: 4 Hectares
Av. bottles/annum: 7,000

Website: www.blindcorner.com.au

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Blind Corner is named for our original vineyard and family home, located in Margaret River, Western Australia, in the sub-region of Wilyabrup. We have worked since 1996 in the wineries and vineyards of Margaret River and have also added experience from two years working in the wine industry overseas.  

 

Our original vineyard is dry-grown, managed without synthetic herbicides, pesticides or insecticides and we follow the Biodynamic calendar for vineyard operations. On a gentle slope, each block is treated individually, and made into the Blind Corner wines

 

The wines are all hand (and foot) made using a variety of techniques and minimal outside influences, with the aim to best reflect our patch of dirt.


 

VINES

Blind Corner

Size
4 Hectares

 

Owned

 

Harvested by hand and machine
Dry grown
Soil/s
Gravel, clay, loam
Varieties planted
Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Chenin Blanc
Training system
Vertical shoot positioning
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations and mulch
Pest control
Some copper and sulphur
Weed control
Mechanical weeding
When was it converted to natural farming
2010

 

 
 

Wines

Governo

2015
Variety
Sauvignon Blanc
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Blind Corner
Days of skin contact
25% for 7 days
Filtered
Rough cartridge at bottling
Fined
No
Elevage
6 months in Barrel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
70 ppm

Bernard

2014
Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Blind Corner
Days of skin contact
10 days
Filtered
Rough cartridge at bottling
Fined
No
Elevage
16 months in barrel
WIld Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
60 ppm

Field Blend

2014
Variety/ies
Shiraz, viognier, Sauv Blanc
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Blind Corner
Days of skin contact
10 days
Filtered
Rough cartridge at bottling
Fined
No
Elevage
10 months in barrel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
60 ppm

Cremant

2015
Variety
Chenin Blanc
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Blind Corner
Days of skin contact
Nil
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
Stainless Steel
Selected Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
40 ppm