Welcome to the Shiraz Republic’s Growing Notes. Here we keep you up to date with news direct from The President, Brian and President-elect, Spencer. This includes updates on harvest throughout the year, especially as we approach vintage, Rent-A-Row activities, events and more.
Baume Readings - Harvest begins We began harvest on Wednesday 21st Feb with a significant pick from the two areas of the vineyard that seemed to be the most advanced in ripening. The good news is- "It's ready", the not so good news is "It's early". So get ready, I am...read more
OK. Resume normal programming. The week of milder temperatures has slowed down the ripening process. Overall the grapes moved 1.0 Baume' on average. The lowest sample is sitting on 11,1 Be and the highest on 13.1 Be with the average from the 13 test rows being 12.3...read more
"Were to eat?" is easily the most frequently asked question we answer during Rent-A-Row times at the Shiraz Republic. While everyone is welcome to BYO lunch to The Shiraz Republic, many of our citizens like to find a local eatery for lunch to complement their day of...read more
As expected the sustained warm weather has seen the fruit ripen quickly. Baume' readings show some sample blocks have jumped 2 Baume' in the week. Get ready folks, this could be sooner than we thought. The weather is a predicted to be more moderate in the week ahead...read more
Around harvest time, we are often asked for ideas about where our Rent-A-Row customers can stay. A lot of our citizens like to find somewhere out here to stay overnight and get an early start to their experience the next morning. Others like to participate in sampling...read more