18 June 2018 |
Raidis Estate |
It's all fun and Goats!
We love our Goats! So much so that most of our wines (and our wine club) are named after them. We’ve got the Billy Cabernet Sauvignon, Mama goat Merlot, Cheeky goat Pinot Gris, The Kid Riesling, and our Flagship Cabernet called the Trip.
Goats are amazing animals, who along with being funny to watch actually play a very important role in making our wines. We are not suggesting that they get involved with any foot stomping (as that’d be a bit weird), but they help keep disease pressure down in our vineyard which makes our vineyard practices more sustainable.
But back to some fun facts:
A male goat is called a buck or billy. Females are doe’s or nannies. Young goats are Kids, and a family of goats is called a Trip.
Goats have wine in their blood (not literally). 10,000 years ago (after they were originally domesticated in Northern Iran) their skins were used to make bottles to hold water and wine up until the middle ages.
Goats are extremely curious and intelligent. They can climb trees, and they can even be house trained!
Our goats are more to us than just lawn mowers. They play a very important role in making our beautiful wines, they are part of the family, and they are just hilarious to watch!
Come by and see our goats in action, and while you’re here be sure to visit the cellar door. And if you know something about goats that we don’t, we’d love to hear it!