Rainy Barossa morning

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A first visit to the Ebenezer block on a wet morning, and a warm welcome to the project to Anthony Scholz. Chateau Tanunda is letting us take a portion of their precious allocation of Anthony’s fruit (thanks Stuey), and there’s not much of it this year, after the spring frosts. Veraison is a bit behind the other blocks further south, and things look good generally, although there are a few split berries. But overall, the rain will be a positive, and there’s no more forecast. Estimated harvest date is 15 March.

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A huge change in three weeks! Veraison has well and truly happened: Greenock, Nuriootpa, Krondorf and Lyndoch.

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The Lyndoch block has had a good soaking, and the lovely red soil has risen like a soufflé! Enough moisture to sustain these old vines through what is about their 90th vintage – it’s shaping to be a beauty!

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