Archangel Heidi becomes a Winemaker for a day

Published by Tamara Harrison - 2nd May 2019

Meet Heidi Holmes. She’s one of our incredible Archangels, who recently visited winemakers Neil and Cathy Howard from Boots & All over in WA, with her sister Rose to become a ‘winemaker for a day’ during Harvest. Cathy and Neil were very excited to welcome them both into their winery to show them around. Here is what Cathy had to say about the experience:

Vintage is almost done and dusted here at the winery. Vintage started late, February flew by, then March hit us with lots of different varieties suddenly needing to be harvested. Vintage as always has been full on, which means 7 days a week, with each of those days being at least 12 hours long …

We had two very special guests join us for a couple of days in early April, Archangel Heidi Holmes and her sister Rose. From tasting and sampling grapes to plunging red ferments, tasting the blend components of our 2019 Boots & All SBS, and tasting a new wine that we are looking at perhaps making for Naked in the future.

We are looking forward to having Heidi back here with us during the year, to be part of the Boots & All team keeping an eye on how our 2019 white and red wines are maturing, and being part of our blending tasting when we are getting wines ready for bottling.


Cathy Howard


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