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Vintage 2022

Vintage 2022

Like harvest, Easter moves around the calendar year to year. Even the biodynamic farmers can’t lock in their picking dates in advance just by looking at the lunar calendar. They have to play it by ear like the rest of us mere mortals. Sometimes Easter lands smack bang...
The modern day, environmentally friendly scarecrow

The modern day, environmentally friendly scarecrow

Over the last few years I have noticed bird damage becoming an increasing problem. Neighbouring properties have used bird nets selectively, however their use was becoming more wide spread. Their increased netting kicked the can down the road to our vineyard, and last...
Vineyard Update – October

Vineyard Update – October

The pruning is long done, but the biggest job in the vineyard is just the first job of the season. Today we’ve completed the first post-pruning mow of each row, after starting last weekend. It’s much better than the pre-pruning mow where you get slapped in the face by...