What’s happening in the vineyard
Published on 11 Dec 2018
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 wrapped onto wires so winds do not damage the foliage. Now that all the vines have finished flowering and the fruit has set, crop estimates can commence. We do this by counting bunch numbers per vine through a cross section of the vineyards.
In the next few weeks before Christmas, all the heavy machinery will be coming out of the sheds for pre-harvest maintenance, the harvester, truck and trailer, and both tractors will be given thorough checks.