Oatley Vineyard: The Next Generation(s)

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Our Vineyard!

Written by Ned, and posted in the:  StoryVineyard Category

We have our vineyard! It’s been a rollercoaster of a month.  The dry April had us wondering if we would need to find a way to get some irrigation up... read more


The field is ready to plant vines!

Written by Ned, and posted in the:  StoryVineyard Category

The field is finally ready to plant vines! We are tantalisingly close to having our very own vineyard! (you can watch a video of the early field clearance here) Back... read more


A Somerset Spring

Written by Ned, and posted in the:  FamilyStoryVineyard Category

What a crazy couple of months it’s been.  Our original buyer pulled out of the house sale whilst we were relocating to Somerset, so we have been living between places... read more


The Clone Wars

Written by Ned, and posted in the:  StoryVineyard Category

So what type of vines should we plant? Pinot Noir.  Yes, but what type of vines should we plant? It turns out there are over two thousand types of Pinot... read more


Oatley Barn before conversion

A Modern Barn Conversion

Written by Ned, and posted in the:  Barn ConversionFamilyStory Category

A modern barn conversion, what do we need? Barn? Yes! Design? Yes! Planning Permission? Yes yes yes! Wine? Of Course! It might not look like it but in the not... read more


Selling up!

Written by Ned, and posted in the:  FamilyStory Category

Well that happened quickly, one minute we were talking about what accompaniments and wine we were going to have with the Christmas Turkey, and the next minute we have a... read more


2020 Hindsight

Written by Ned, and posted in the:  Barn ConversionChildrenFamilyStoryVineyard Category

How was your 2020? At the start of the year, blissfully pre-pandemic, we set some goals for our escape to the country: give up corporate life, plant a vineyard, convert... read more


2020 – All Change!

Written by Ned, and posted in the:  FamilyStoryVineyard Category

This years to do list: Give up corporate life, plant a vineyard, convert a barn, sell a house and oh, play in puddles. That sounds achievable doesn’t it? Meet the... read more