Friday, August 04, 2006

This week: 4th Aug.

Weather Report Week Ending 4/8/06
Maximum Temperature for the week 15C (59F) Fri.
Minimum Temperature for the week -0.4C (31F) Tue.
Rainfall for the Week 5.8mm (0.23inch)
Weather data thanks to BOM & Nuriootpa Viticulture Research Centre.

Still only very small amounts of rain. The countryside is looking very lush and green, however we have not had any soaking rain yet and the moisture that is present will dissappear very quickly in Spring. This week I have noticed the first signs of pruning cuts begining to weep, meaning the sap is begining to flow in the vines.

This week in the vineyard :
We continue to finish off the last of our pruning. We have been sweeping cuttings from under the vines - to lower our disease risk during the coming growing season. The picture at right shows some of our 15 year old Chardonnay vines after pruning ready to be tied down. We should finish this job in a few weeks.

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