Showing posts from February, 2013

Vintage 2013 #v13 UPDATE - 26/2/2013

Harvest is continuing across all of southern South Australia. In the last week DJ's clients have picked Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay in the Southern Fluerieu, Prosecco and Chardonnay as sparkling base from vineyards in the Adelaide Hills and both reds (Shiraz, Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon) and whites (Chardonnay) from McLaren Vale. 
It has been a juggling act of picking and sampling to ensure the right vineyards are harvested and get to the winery in the right order.
Ben Lacey vineyard owner in McLaren Vale reported on Twitter, "Picked our last Shiraz block for Vintage 2013 last night (Monday the 25th February). We pick our Chardonnay on Wednesday with a Cab block coming off tonight, so go figure!"
Grenache, one of last season varieties to be picked because it holds natural acid, is almost ready for harvest.
Susan and Michael Papps of Yelland and Papps in the Barossa Valley are close to picking theirs. This is uncharacteristically early, "Just tasted some aw…

Vintage 2013 #v13 UPDATE - 19/2/2013

Vintage 2013 was looking like being one of the best in the last 20 years, but then, as they say a week is a long time...

Vintage 2013 #v13 UPDATE - 8/2/2013


Talendo on Powdery Mildew - UPDATE 5/2/2013