Veraison 2022

The new year break doesn’t last long for us in the vineyard.  We are seeing the first signs of veraison (grapes ripening and turning purple). Within the next 3 or 4 weeks we will see the whole crop turn purple. The season is moving along. All signs are that we will be...

All set to go

Early Pick for Sparkling We had an early pick for someone wanting to make a sparkling shiraz and wanted a Baume’ of less that 13. As I’ve written before, not all irrigation blocks ripen at the same rate and this is a good thing for hand picking over a few...