Sunday, January 07, 2007

This week: 5th. Jan.

Weather Report Week Ending 5/1/07
Maximum Temperature for the week 35.7C (96F) on Thurs.
Minimum Temperature for the week 12.3C (54F) on Sun.
Rainfall for the Week 1.4mm (4 points) 1 day of rain.
Weather data thanks to BOM & Nuriootpa Viticulture Research Centre.

Well a rather hot week this week. We recorded above 30C every day this week, and one very warm night (minimum 25.2C on Fri.). This will really hustle the vines towards ripening. This week's photo is of some 30 year old Shiraz showing typical hen and chicken and the beginnings of verasion.

This week in the vineyard:
We have been preparing equipment for grape picking - washing and painting trailers and bins etc. First grape samples will be sent to our wineries on Tues. I have also been doing paperwork in preperation for picking, getting spray diaries organized and load sheets printed (to allow us to track every load of grapes from the vineyard to the winery.

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