Posted by Ken Forrester Well, it seems like half of the Southern Hemisphere is burning. We have had an ongoing run of bushfires, called veld fires here in South Africa, and just as the firefighters seem to get a fire under control, it flares up again a little further away.
Posted by Steve Smith The 2009 harvest hasn't started well for us in New Zealand: After showing great resolve and skill, our cricket team was thwarted by a random thunderstorm over Australia in this year's Chapell-Hadlee Cup.
Posted by Stuart Bourne Hello again to everyone from Stuey Bourne and the crew from Barossa Valley Estate. Week three of vintage is going very well and this week sees a couple of big milestones achieved.
Posted by Santiago Achával At this time of the year, the vineyards are almost taking care of themselves. We’ve done all we can. We’ve thinned the shoots, removed the laterals and plucked the leaves from the fruit zone.
Posted by Ken Forrester With the Super 14 Rugby series underway, my home team, the Stormers (Western Cape), took a knock in the second half from the Sharks (Kwa Zulu Natal), but Australia had a poor start, with their Reds taking a severe beating from the Bulls (Northern Province).
Posted by Ken Forrester First of all, I would like to wish all those Southern Hemisphere wineries around the (lower half!) of the globe the best of harvests ever! Good luck to you all, may this be a great vintage for you.
Posted by Ken Forrester Welcome, from warm, windy Stellenbosch, where just a few producers have started their 2009 harvest. Typically, the early fruit would include Sauvignon Blanc and Pinotage, and any time now, the first Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay will be coming in.
Posted by Stuart Bourne Greetings again from Stuey B and the crew at Barossa Valley Estate, now firmly entrenched in Vintage 2009, Barossa Valley style! Firstly, on a sad note, our hearts, thoughts and prayers are currently going out to all of the people affected by the bushfires , currently still burning in the state of Victoria, just a day’s drive away from us here in South Australia.
Posted by Santiago Achával Hola, from the Achával-Ferrer Winery team in Mendoza, Argentina. I’ll be writing on their behalf. This is my first entry in our 2009 Harvest Blog. Of course it’s also my first blog ever, so please let me know if I’m sometimes a bit confusing.
Posted by Stuart Bourne G’day again from Barossa Valley Estate , Stuey Bourne here for an update on harvest in the Barossa Valley. Last week saw the first crush of the year come in—Chardonnay for table wine.
Posted by Stuart Bourne Welcome to everyone, from Stuey Bourne and all the crew at Barossa Valley Estate (BVE), as we embark on a wonderful journey that will be, by the time we are done, vintage 2009 at BVE.
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