The grape harvest is just about starting with ripening happening a little earlier than last year due to the hot, dry weather. Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are the first varieties to be handpicked and crafted by winemaker Barrie Corner, with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Black Muscat soon to follow.
Christine has just completed her Permaculture Design Certificate at Milkwood Permaculture, Holistic Management course at TAFE and has nearly finished her Viticulture Diploma. All of these skills are put into good use on the farm.
We have just released many Lacewing larvae from Bugs for Bugs to control olive lace bug in the grove.