Vineyard and Cellar

It may be dark tubes

Sunday, February 15, 2009 Day 103 Vine Watch 14 Feb 2009 Let’s get the stats. over first: 103 days of growth; 380mm of rain/irrigation; 379 hours of ‘good’ sunshine (whatever that is??). We have started partially cutting back the tubes and ‘interviewing’ each vine. Zakrey and me have checked 1100 so far. The rest will be seen by end of …


Valentine’s Day Massacre

On Valentine’s day 2009 – I decided to do a survey of the vines and also start stripping back the tubes now that the vines, in most cases, have reached the cordon wire. Zakrey and I personally interviewed 1006 vines (only 2000 more to go) so should be finished on Tuesday. We found that about 10% (plus minus 100 (as …






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