Here’s a variety of shots taken over what has been a winter that has been mostly wet, very wet! As you get all sorts of weather in between, from the sometimes sunny days which serve as the sucker punch to the days of howling wind & driving rain. The rain is welcome though as it has been in deficit of recent years so this sustained soak will hopefully work its way down deeper into our soils. This will help get our vines into a favourable space for budburst and hopefully vintage 2017 overall.
Although 31st May, this frosty start set the tone for winter!
Frost 2000 block
Frost upclose on a vine
Sunrise on June 1st
95 block – 21 years old this year!
Purple haze – sunrise over Lake Lacuna July 18th
Pruning workshop & more with Simonet & Sirch from Italy
Pruners finishing after a long day
Arty shot of CF winery
We’ve had a few beautiful days too!
Daylight hours are extending…
…but it’s still very cold most mornings!
Above average rains have got the creeks flowing
An epic sunrise, 9th August
The big push – one (big) block left to prune!
Finishing on a positive note… while rainbows have been pretty common this year, they always look spectacular!