Sunday, February 24, 2008

This week: 22nd. Febuary 2008

Weather Report Week Ending 22/2/08
Maximum Temperature for the week 38.2C (100F) on Fri. 4 readings above our monthly average of 29.4C.
Minimum Temperature for the week 9.2C (49F) on Sat. 6 readings above our monthly average of 14.5C.
Rainfall for the Week 0mm (0 points) 0 days of rainfall recorded.
Weather data thanks to BOM & Nuriootpa Viticulture Research Centre.

A 3 day heat wave early this week. The remainder of the week has been fairly mild, with quite warm nights. Still no rainfall recorded.

This week in the vineyard:
The end of vintage is now in sight for us. Most of our major varieties have now been picked or are booked to be picked in the next week. We have now got nearly 70% of our grapes picked. After this week there will only be small blocks and minor varieties for us left to go. In the last week we have picked Shiraz and Merlot for Yalumba and Riesling for Peter Lehmann. Our Mad dog Shiraz will be picked this coming Monday morning.
I have not got a photo today as I am in Melbourne taking part in an international Nuffield conference. So I am trying to manage our harvest at long distance. It is only for a week, then I will be back to see to the end of a very fast and furious harvest for us.

1 comment:

Jamie said...

Thenks for your posts - really interesting reading - and glad to see uyou are having a good vintage