St Clements Estates
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The story part 2

Well it does take a long time for me to put pen to paper, but finally I'm getting around to do so.

It has been a long time since my first story and lots of things have happened since then, mind you I'm still in love with the place.

In 2004 we planted an additional 5 acres of 5 different varieties to compliment the Merlot, Shiraz and the Semillon now we also have Verdelho, Pinot Grigio, Grenache, Barbera and Nebbiolo, in 2008 we where able to pick some Pinot Grigio, Verdelho and Grenache and I'm very happy with the results.

St Clements Estate

We also planted a row of olive trees on either side of the road and they are also doing very well, the whole place looks magnificent from Talga Rd. In 2008 we did not pick any olives but maybe in 2009 we should get a small crop, lets see how we go!

 Keith and his troupe are no longer looking after the vineyard, and after a year or so using various  subcontractors I secured the services of Mairianne Peters as vineyard manager  and Jenny Bright as an outside consultant.

Under the carefull hands of Mairianne and plenty of TLC by the undersigned the place is looking absolutely stunning, it's amazing how quickly you forget the disasters and painful experiences suffered , when you get to see it all neat and tidy.

We now have approval for the construction of a cellar door and restaurant and progress on the building will be shown on our blog regularly.

On the 3rd of May we gathered a group of friends and they helped Rita and I celebrate the Turning of the First Sods, without doubt a very touching, emotional and memorable occasion .

I would like to thank all the participants for making the effort and taking the time to come and help us celebrate, during the ceremony I had the pleasure to unveil a drawing of the cellar  door/ restaurant and I also released the name of the future restaurant "Lillino's" it will be a Sardinian and Mediterranean cuisine with a very down to earth dishes inspired by the memories of my childhood, I'm really looking forward to this new challenge.


Mark, thanks for the beautiful drawing and all the photos on the night, I’m sure some of them will pop up on the web page.

There is plenty more to say but I better leave some for the next one.

The dreamer,

Luigi Pinna