The best winery tours you can do with your dog in NSW

Posted on February 15, 2019 by Emma MacMahon

Dryridge featured by the Urban List as one of the best wine tours you can do in NSW with your dog!

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Blue Mountains wines with a view - Our day at Dryridge Estate

Posted on February 15, 2019 by Emma MacMahon

Bella Boheme came to visit Dryridge for their new range photo shoot and a little exploring and  wine tasting!

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Love at first sight for new Dryridge Estate owners

Posted on February 15, 2019 by Emma MacMahon

This article, written by the Blue Mountains Gazette, about how Emma and Simon fell in love with Dryridge Estate at first sight is just lovely. Well worth a read if you would like to know how they became the very proud owners of Dryridge Estate and why they love it so much!

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Summer Newsletter

Posted on January 08, 2014 by Matthew Tyrrell

Growing Conditions

Growing conditions so far have been close to perfect for our 2014 vintages - warm to very warm days and cool Megalong Valley night time temperatures mean that our whole vineyard is slightly ahead of normal growth trends.  Following a very dry spring, we have had intermittent rain falls virtually eliminating any possible threat of disease in the vineyard and allowing for minimal fungicide spraying.

Whilst the bush fires blazed not far from the vineyard in October, ironically we suffered a small amount of frost damage to our Block 1 Riesling, used to make our flagship Blue Mountains Wine.  However on the bright-side, we came off well compared to some other parts of NSW.  Canberra and Southern areas of NSW suffered big crop losses as did the Riverina and areas in the central tablelands.  For an interesting article on the extent of the damage to these wine regions click here.

We are now well and truly in to the growing season and have reached bunch closure in both of our Riesling blocks.  We have now been busy thinning out the large amount of fruit from the vines meaning dropping about 40% of the crop.  The result is a yield of approximately 10 tonne per hectare which produces fruit of very high quality but low yield.

Our newly grafted Tempranillo block appears to be bearing more fruit than we originally expected and is living up to its reputation as an early ripening variety as we have now reached veraison which is the stage in the growing cycle where the fruit begins to turn red.  What this means is that we will likely be harvesting in early to mid February providing lots of time to ripen and in turn to create a big, full bodied red wine.  

Our Cabernet block is looking fantastic with a naturally low yield per hectare and is on track to be the latest variety to harvest in mid to late April.


Recent Media Coverage

Dryridge Estate was featured on the Sydney Weekender last month along with Euroka Horse Riding tours.  Euroka offer a two hour  horse ride that ends at Dryridge Estate and includes a bottle of wine and cheese plate per person.  You can book through Adrenalin and there is a special available when you book through their website.

Adrenalin Horse Riding and Wine Tasting Experience - Sydney Weekender
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Ordering Online

As always, you can order our wines online through the Dryride Estate website.  

Our two Rieslings are on track to sell out again this vintage.  

Club members are able to access club prices using the CLUBMEG promo code at checkout.  Free shipping for NSW & ACT.

We hope to see you all in the cellar door in 2014!


Dryridge Wins Gold Medal in 2013 Blue Mountains Tourism Awards

Posted on August 21, 2013 by Matthew Tyrrell

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