Ever seeking to embrace innovative new technology and redefine convention for continual improvement, Mereworth Wines have adopted machine harvesting at the vineyard since 2021. This option allows us to choose the optimum time for picking, when the grapes are at perfect maturity, and complete the harvest quickly and efficiently. With our winery just down the road, we receive cool, freshly picked grapes with their quality preserved, which can then be pressed immediately, yielding the highest calibre of wine.
“In the pursuit of complex, food-pairing wines, for us machine harvesting favours the gentle extraction of skin-bound aromatics and textural phenolics which are not to be shied away from but rather to be harmoniously encouraged” – Head winemaker, Scott Gebbie.
The proof is in the tasting, and the quality of our wines is always our highest priority. Our year-round care and attention in the vineyard, our choice of grapes, and our method of harvesting are just some of a great number of factors we consider in order to produce the very best of ‘Mereworth’ in each bottle.