There’s not a lot to report from this week. The rain has put a halt on picking as we wait for the vines to dry out. Dan and the vineyard team are on top of their sprays, so for now, we just wait calmly.
Despite appearances, we’ve still been busy. On Monday we harvested shiraz from the Bobbie Burns 3 vineyard. This is a new vineyard that’s only come on line this year. All the other fermenting reds have been pressed off and awaiting pack down to full storage. The winery is ready for the tsunami of fruit still to come.
For interests sake, this time last year we had harvested 577 tonnes and only had the Trebbiano and Muscadelle for Topaque still to come in. At 213t we’re not even half way through our fruit intakes!