All good things come to an end, the saying goes, and sadly this is also the case when it comes to our wines. Springfield is an Estate, which means that all wines we release must be grown, made, bottled and labeled on our farm. This means we cannot buy in any grapes, and that the vineyards we have on the farm determine the size of our production.
Whole Berry is our most popular red, and for good reason - fermented with only natural yeasts, using uncrushed, unpressed grapes, and bottled unfiltered and unfined - resulting in a juicy, classical Cabernet with velvety soft tannins, loads of black and red fruit, and a restrained, structured elegance. Despite planting more Cabernet vineyards over the years, the Whole Berry Cabernet Sauvignon still is a limited release, and so we have sadly sold out of the 2016 vintage.
The 2017 vintage will only be release end 2018/beginning of 2019 - as we are sure you know by now, we will never release a wine before it is ready. In the meantime, our 2012 vintage of the Work of Time Bordeaux blend is drinking beautifully, and might help bridge the gap while our Whole Berry is doing hard time in the bottle.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and can't wait to share the new vintage with you in a couple of months time!