Monday, June 11, 2007

This week: 8th. June

Weather Report Week Ending 8/6/07

Maximum Temperature for the week 13.3C (56F) on Sat. All 7 days below our average.
Minimum Temperature for the week 1.3C (34F) on Tue. We had 3 days above our average.
Rainfall for the Week 9.4mm (27 points) 5 days of rain.
Weather data thanks to BOM & Nuriootpa Viticulture Research Centre.

Very cold this week. All 7 days below our max. average for this month of 14.2C. Even 4 nights were well below our average of 5.6C. We currently have had a large high pressure system sitting out in the Great Australian Bight for nearly a week, this means clear calm days and clear cold nights. I would expect that as the high pressure system finally moves past us we will get some very cold frosty nights. This system has been causing very good rainfall in the Eastern states, hopefully including the Murray Darling catchment area.

This week in the vineyard:
We have had a machine pruner working in our vineyard a few days again this week. We have had a contract hand pruning gang also start work. This gang is currently doing a hand detail behind the machine, once they are finished this we will be moving on to our blocks that will be rod and spur pruned. So far we have finished blocks of Cabernet, 90 year old Shiraz, Chardonnay and a small block of Riesling. The picture today is of part of our contract pruning gang working on some Cabernet in the early morning fog.

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