Full veraison

We are nearing full veraison. After a couple of weeks of high temperatures ripening has moved ahead quickly. The really hot days (41C) have burnt a few leaves and a few bunches, particularly on the western side, but overall the vineyard is looking good. We’ll...
Veraison 2018

Veraison 2018

The new year break doesn’t last long for us in the vineyard. The vines are growing quickly as we try to keep up with putting up the training wires. We’ve started to see the first signs of veraison (grapes turning people – above). Within the next 3 or...
Vineyard Update: The Glory of Spring

Vineyard Update: The Glory of Spring

A late budburst, then a flying start. After the winter months, the pruned and dormant vines look for all intents dead. Brown, hard and dry it’s difficult to imagine the explosion of growth that occurs once the buds break through. Budburst was almost a month later than...