20 September 2013

September in the Vineyard

I've been carefully watching the pinot noir vines closest to the Country Garden to try to capture the moment of budburst, but I was away for one week and arrived back to the sight of new green sprouts everywhere, so didn't quite manage to capture it.  

Each year the order of progress in the vineyard is the same: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, followed by Semillon, then Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, so if I'd walked over to the Cabernet vines on the far hill I may have still be able to observe it.  

With the weather warming up the vineyard will quickly become a sea of green, with tasks such as de-budding (of the growth on the vine stems), pruning and grass slashing not far away.

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