Saturday, August 19, 2006

This week: 18th Aug.

Weather Report Week Ending 18/8/06
Maximum Temperature for the week 23.7C (75F) on Wed.
Minimum Temperature for the week -0.2C (32F) on Tue.
Rainfall for the Week 3mm (8.5 points)
Weather data thanks to BOM & Nuriootpa Viticulture Research Centre.

Very little rain recorded again this week. In fact we have not had more than 10mm of rain in a single day for more than 3 months. Another two frosts during the week. Wednesday was a fairly warm windy day that will have evaporated a lot of moisture out of our system. It is still not too late in the season for substantial rainfall, the forecast for this week is looking a little hopeful..... I'll keep you posted.

This week in the vineyard :
We are about to start on our spring work. The picture this week shows Nepenthe viticulture barrel pruning a block we will be top grafting over to Sauvinon Blanc for Yalumba. This block is currently Shiraz and Cabernet that we have not been able to sell for the last 2 years. No signs yet of vines shooting - however they can not be far away now, I would think that next week I will have some whooly buds to report.

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