Sunday, June 03, 2007

This week: 1st. June

Weather Report Week Ending 1/6/07

Maximum Temperature for the week 19.9C (68F) on Sat. We had 4 days above our average.
Minimum Temperature for the week 2.0C (35F) on Sat. We had 4 days above our average.
Rainfall for the Week 18mm (51 points) 4 days of rain.
Weather data thanks to BOM & Nuriootpa Viticulture Research Centre.

A quite normal week for the Barossa, for this time of year. A very useful amount of rain again this week, however we still did not make our average rainfall for the month of May (a total of 35.8mm for the month with a long term average of 48.2mm). We have once again finished the month with above average temperature readings, our average maximum was 18.4C (long term average is 17.6C), our average minimum was 9.0C (long term average is 6.7C this was 2.3C above average).

This week in the vineyard:
We have now started machine pruning. The picture this week shows our contractor doing our pre prune. We will be sending a hand contracting gang through to do a hand detail in the next few weeks. As you can see the leaves are still hanging on quite well, but we will be getting into the pruning in a big way from this week. I would expect we will be finishing our pruning sometime in the middle of September.

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