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19 Feb 2013

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 155: Rick Burge, Burge Family

Rick Burge of Burge Family tells Debra about his “million dollar” vineyard and why he feels that 2012 was a copybook vintage (especially after the nightmare of 2011). Having been organic for 10 years now, Rick is more than equipped to talk about the “wobbles” of organic viticulture, but he’s super proud to see how his vines have bounced right back from drought.

Debra then queries Rick on styles in the Barossa and whether the days ahead hold something lighter and fruitier for the region. For the soil-loving among us, Rick gets into the thick of why the Barossa Valley isn’t all the same (bonus points for anyone who can describe each of the soil types he references).

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