vines


GM a no go zone for wine

Wine producers say they aren’t interested in growing genetically modified vines despite the development of GM varieties resistant to common funguses. ABC Rural, 28 October 2011 read more http://www.abc.net.au/rural/wa/content/2011/10/s3350897.htm


Vineyards count days to change in flavours

Some of Australia’s favourite vineyards will be forced to move or produce wines that taste markedly different because of climate change, a viticulture expert said. Rising temperatures have already affected many grape growers, with fruits ripening earlier each year. Sydney Morning Herald, 25 July 2011 read more http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/vineyards-count-days-to-change-in-flavours-20110724-1hvei.html


Finding balance among the grape vines

“Those who know me, including my mother, often ask why I go through all of this effort. For me, the answer is simple. While it is time-consuming and sometimes physically demanding, being out in the vines gives me the time to clear my mind” Canadian Lawyer, 20 June 2011 Read […]


autumn grenache vine

Autumn in the vineyard

We’ve been looking forward to the Easter long weekend and some leisurely time at our Barossa vineyard. The grapevines have now lost their leaves and the beautiful bare vine branches have almost sculptural effect – the Grenache’s upward branches pointing this way or that and the Sémillon’s gracefully arching down. […]


No spraying at our vineyard!

Read in the press yesterday about vineyard managers troubled by the rains. One says that he’s sprayed 11 times and still got fungus in the vines. Sprayed 11 times! Wasn’t it obvious the first 2-3 times that it wasn’t working? Strange that people still try to fix nature … Nothing […]