In the vineyard

There’s always something happening in the vineyard year round. While harvest is the most intense, busiest time, the work continues on throughout the year. During your stay at Stonewell Cottages you can experience life on a working Barossa vineyard, talk first hand with Evan or Dan, see the seasonal activities in action and learn about the grape growing process. Depending on the time of year you visit, you can take a ride on the harvester, pick a bucket of grapes, learn how to prune a vine or even take a ride in the tractor when seeding cover crop. Read here and learn about what’s happening seasonally in the vineyard, what’s been keeping Evan and Dan busy and the latest antics of Reggie our vineyard dog!

Seeding time

Synchronized tractor action, after a fabulous rain it’s time to start seeding. The tractor on the left is cultivating the soil and the one on...

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Reggie in Action

Reggie, the little Jack Russel with big attitude loves to be part of the action.  Here he is investigating the mulch.

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Post harvest update

Vintage was very short this year, with many varieties ripening at the same time. On average crops throughout the Barossa were less than previous years...

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Harvest is Approaching

Shortly, harvesting the grapes will commence and then they will be processed at a winery. One of the wineries that the grapes from Stonewell Cottages...

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Sampling time

It’s all about sampling in the vineyard. Dan has been selecting bunches from both sides of the vines (sunny and shady) to get a representative...

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In the vineyard ……

In the vineyard Evan and Dan are putting the finishing touches on the harvest equipment. Dan has finished painting the inside of the truck tray...

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Veraison

Now that the new year has started, we are only about 5 weeks from the start of vintage 2019! In about a weeks time, we...

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What’s happening in the vineyard

After a dry winter, irrigating of the vineyards continues to maintain soil moisture. In the younger blocks canopy management has been ongoing, with green shoots...

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What’s happening in the vineyard? Spring!

These little guys were found near The Hideaway Cottage.

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Whats Happening in the Vineyard

Dan is running out foliage wires in the young blocks of vines to prevent the foliage from rolling over. Evan is about to commence another...

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