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

First round of grape testing last week had sugars in the following range:

Variety Pinot Noir Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc Riesling
Brix 20-21 19-20 16-18 17

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 from the south, and therefore cold, shouldn’t give us any problems. I’ll do some more testing later this week and report back.

Roger Parkinson

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