After two years of wet soggy weather at the most critical (read worst) time on our grape growing calendar we think we've got mother nature on side this year. We're giving the 'power of positive thinking' a go anyway because unless we get some 2013 wine into our cellar we'll be serving water rather than wine at the Cellar Door before long.
Ben Rose, our Viticulturalist visited us on Friday to check the progress in the vineyard. Two thumbs up according to Ben. We've been shoot thinning the past few weeks which helps control the amount of grapes our vines produce as we're after quality not quantity. The fruit is beginning to set on the vine so we can see the tiny little grape bunches forming. Exciting times ahead if the rain gods stay away next vintage.