matts' blog

 

Dan prunes Merlot
22nd Jul 2009

Last week a good mate from my University days came down to see the vineyard and try some wine. Dan is off to Vancouver for an OS vintage shortly, so hopefully the chilly days in the vineyard were suitable preparation for the Canadian climate. 

 

Big Dam Full
9th Jul 2009

For the first time in the last 4 years (at least) the Lower dam is full and the overflow is directing fresh water down to the Hay! Celebrations. The ground is really saturated - the Olive harvester got bogged 5 times on Monday in the top grove. 

 

Photos from the Grove - olives being machine harvested by Mark in his spaceship
6th Jul 2009

Mark and his son Chris flew in this morning amongst inclement weather. Its a stark contrast to the blue skys of yesterday. On the bright side the rain will make the olives nice and clean