Blend up a Fiasco if you want!

For this coming vintage we are looking at using four different yeast types for our Fiasco Sauvignon Blanc.  Apart from providing us with alcohol these little beasts influence both the aroma and textural qualities of the wine.  Blending is really quite important for us because we are  ‘single vineyard’.  Our soils are pretty consistent throughout, so we don’t harvest with sub-blocks in mind.  Essentially, our Sauvignon will come in all at once so we’ll dabble with a bit of yeast magic in the winery.  I guess if we want to use the ‘terroir’ word, this is one example of how yeast can change  the dynamics of the flavour profiles in wine.

The juice will be squeezed into four different parcels (tanks) and then innoculated with each yeast type.

Anyhow,  here’s the exciting bit.  We’d like to get our Fiasco followers involved in the blending process.  We want to take the wine drinking experience one step further and include those (Fiascoians) that want in the winemaking process!   This, to us,  makes total sense…….

1.  We’ve got other people to blame for the crap wine (just joking).

2.  We get to share our Fiasco journey with other people.  Really important! 

3.   Imagine the party if it did anygood somewhere!

4.  You could claim to be “godlike” because you were a winemaker 🙂

5.  I’ve never really had a clue about wine. I need all the help I can get…..!!

6.  Heaps of fun.


8.  We are human and real.  Not another faceless brand

Logistically, this could be a nightmare but we think we’ve got the answer.  For those locally and or available we could get together and have a mid-winter blendathon.  For those afar we’d send four small samples, then blog your results, or tweet at a set time.

Let us know what you think!



13 Responses to “Blend up a Fiasco if you want!”

  1. February 16, 2009 at 11:39 am

    For sure! We’d be happy to be part of it (from afar) Mmmmmmm wine… nom nom nom

  2. February 16, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Guys.

    Great idea, I like that you are willing to make people a part of your story. And of course I am interested to help and tag myself as a wine maker 😉

  3. February 16, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Awesome guys!! Will be a heap of fun, the more involved the better it will be….

    Quadruple cheers,


  4. February 16, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    For sure love to be involved! -Ben

  5. 5 Hainesy
    February 19, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Very keen. Will customs have issues? x

  6. February 22, 2009 at 1:18 am

    And one with indigenous yeastys I hope!

  7. March 2, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Looks great and encourages people to get involved but would suggest that you try one with wild yeast for the ferment as this will be a true reflection of your site. I am happy to blend with you and should be a good time.

  8. March 3, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Thanks Jayson. Yeah, there will be some native yeast action this year….should be interesting!!!



  9. 11 Hainesy
    March 7, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    King Az

    Are Fiasco wines gluten-free? Can you please talk me through the whole gluten in wine thing!

    H x

  10. March 8, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    G’day Hainsey…..got me there!! Yes, Fiasco wines are most certainly gluten free as most wines should be. I guess the only real reason wine would contain gluten is if someone whacked a heap of Barley or malt into it. Mmmm sounds like beer…..wine-beer maybe something in that!

    Have you heard of someone dabbling with gluten in wine?

    Cheers ears.

    Peasant Azz

  11. 13 Hainesy
    March 8, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Leader of the Fiasco Empire 🙂

    Thanks for your response. The query was instigated by Cheryl actually. Seemingly, a Fresh Choice booklet suggests that wine should be avoided by those who are gluten intolerant. I haven’t read it myself so am not sure of the specific details. Perhaps you could pick up a copy next time you are grocery shopping. Tee hee!

    H x

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