Bald Hills Vineyard News: September 9th 2013

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Today in Central Otago is simply gorgeous!  Hot sun, light breeze and just a few clouds. Will budburst occur unusually early this year? If so, the pessimist in me fears we might get caught by those late frosts in November when the shoots have begun to grow strongly but are still vulnerable! We can but keep our fingers crossed…

Blair and I recently returned from a night’s stay at the picturesque Kinloch Lodge. Advocates of our Bald Hills Pinot Noir, the invitation was a great opportunity pay them a visit and take some time out from Spring Vineyard duties.

Meanwhile rabbit control is foremost in our minds.  The grass is green and lush after regular Winter rainfall and the little critters are finding ways to get in. There is only so much one aging dog can do while maintaining the rabbit proof fencing is a job for  human-kind!

Mowing between the rows is about to begin, but perhaps we will hold off on the weed spraying until the persistent fast-growing  fat hen begins to show.

Recent trip to Kinloch Lodge

Recent trip to Kinloch Lodge