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Lloydo’s Journal

Vintage 2024

Vintage 2024

This vintage we harvested the Shiraz in mid-March, finished picking the Grenache on April 4th, and this was pressed off just before Easter.

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Vintage 2023

Vintage 2023

This vintage we harvested the Shiraz in mid-March, finished picking the Grenache on April 4th, and this was pressed off just before Easter.

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Vintage 2022

Vintage 2022

This vintage we harvested the Shiraz in mid-March, finished picking the Grenache on April 4th, and this was pressed off just before Easter.

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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 year I estimate we lost 1+ tonne of fruit.

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Vineyard Update – October 2021

Vineyard Update – October 2021

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 every single cane.

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