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Part 3 – Where did that fortnight go?

Well, my best intentions to keep this diary regular flew out the window once we started picking. In my defence, everything decided it was going to ripen at the same moment and a general clamour of pick me, no pick me, ensued. As I get my head briefly above the parapet I can report that […]

Part 2 – 22/3/13 – not so fast sunshine!

I might have been a bit optimistic about harvest starting next week. Today’s testing results as follows: It looks as though the big rain this week, 92mm all told, has pushed us back a bit more than I expected so we will probably be underway around our normal start date of the beginning of April, […]

Part 1 – 20/3/13 – a week out from picking?

First round of grape testing last week had sugars in the following range: Based on those numbers we were looking at starting to pick around the 25th of March but the 80mm of drought-breaking rain this week will push that back a few days. Everything is looking in pristine condition and the rain which was […]

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