Another day in paradise…

With only a few rows left to prune and after a string of postcard perfect days, the legendarily fickle Victorian weather reaffirmed itself with this impressive storm front. Coming in from the southeast, strong winds charged with rain and hail provided a reasonably unpleasant Al Fresco experience. This wouldn’t usually deter us but not long after this photo was taken a large clap of thunder heralded our departure from the vineyard.  This is mandatory protocol as vineyards are highly conductive due to the trellis system, it’s wire and not to mention the vines themselves!  All part of the fun…

A beautiful day…and only 20 rows to go!

Working outdoors you get to see the many sides of nature, from storms to snow, hail and heat.  You become to appreciate many facets of the seasons as they continually turn to reveal natures moods. But here the mood is obviously joyous as the morning light refracts through a cobweb framed by the seeming rabble that is the remaining 20 rows of unpruned vines.