Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Neigbour's Wrath revisited

The photo shows what is left of the Neigbour's Wrath vineyard. As you can see there is nothing left of the once lush vineyard.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Partial Tendril Droop

I consciously switched off from wine for holiday, but now I am back in full force.

You saw the fires raging on TV, that is an indication of the dry weather we have been having. We had great winter rains, but hey it is long gone. We will have tho watch the tendrils on the vines for signs of water stress.

One of the signs of water stress is called PTD, partial tendril droop. It sounds like a male disease, but is actually just the slow wilting of the vine first shown in the tendrils. Irrigation an fix a lot more than it can harm, and judicial use can go a long way towards quality.