It is quite hard to keep your Australian winery up to date, both for commercial purposes and for the education of your vineyard. If you are really serious about your winemaking, you should always be sure that you get the latest grape varieties and know all about the new methods being used in wine production and tasting. This will help you develop better wine-making skills and you will be able to take on more customers, without appearing “pushy”. However, if you are just starting out with a small winery or have just bought one, you need to make sure you have everything you need. This means having the best grape varieties, updated wine storage systems, tasting accessories, winery calculators and all other necessary wine-making supplies.
It is also a good idea to check out your local wineries during their off-seasons. If you find a new winery that you think will work for you, visit it during its “off” months. During these months you can get some really good deals and sometimes even free tasting, depending on the winery. You will probably only find this during the off-season because most wineries do not participate in off-season promotions.
The most important part about getting the right wine is having the right wine storage system. Wine grapes should be stored in a cool place with low humidity to preserve their taste and texture. If you are unsure what kind of storage system you need, ask your winery for some advice and guidance. Some wineries have excellent wine cellars that are used by many of their customers. Ask them what kind of storage systems they use.