Sunday, October 15, 2006

This week: 13th Oct.

Weather Report Week Ending 13/10/06
Maximum Temperature for the week 36.8C (98F) on Thur.
Minimum Temperature for the week 4.4C (40F) on Mon.
Rainfall for the Week 0.0mm (0 points) 0 days of rain.
Weather data thanks to BOM & Nuriootpa Viticulture Research Centre.

Still no sign of rain. The high temperature on Thurs. this week have set a new record for this month ( since 1952). The previous high temperature on record was 36.6 set on the 12th of 2004. The very low temperatures that I reported last week did not do any damage to our vineyards, however some other Barossa vineyards have been severly damaged. The worst damage I have heard about has been to some Eden valley vineyards and some of the premium vineyards in the northern Barossa. I will know more next week.

This week in the vineyard :
I have been away on holidays the last 2 weeks, that is why there have been no new photos to show you. I am home again and will post some new photos next week. While I have been away most of our covercrop has been mowed down again - probably for the last time. We will be getting our next fungicide spray out this week and soon after that killing off the cover crop.

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