04 Apr 2011

I was in Western Australia last week and the winemakers there were all commenting on how dry it was. Many of them said it was the driest vintage in living memory. Here's a shot of a vineyard in the Frankland River region...

 Now that's dry! And here we are in the Yarra Valley, with the wettest January to March period on record in Victoria and the coldest March since 1995, wondering how long it will take to get the grapes ripe. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon look great but are ripening very slowly. Here's a shot taken in our vineyard this morning....