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:

Variety Pinot Noir Chardonnay
Brix 21-22 20-21

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, just after Easter. The rain has certainly freshened the vines up in a way that irrigation can’t and the grapes are in excellent order. The forecast looks very settled with fine days and milder temperatures which will be just the ticket for getting us through to harvest. More next week.

Roger Parkinson

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