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Vintage 2014

Varieties Foxy Grapes, Pinot Noir, Shiraz

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This year I was going to be a little careful. Than previous years.
Well, that did not happen, I got a new job. Or two!

During the flowering period I was up at Innamincka- or was that the Strezlecki track- no Innamincka- and the pots were left to fend for themselves as far as watering regularly was up to a helper- not! So for 6 weeks, not much water- no spraying, no food.

This year the portable vineyard  had about ten pots with about 2 buckets of fruit, from the four at the back of the house block and from about ten pots of Shiraz, and three Pinot Noir pots- wow- not much- about 5L of must and skin

Like years 2011 2012 2013 I did not spray a lot, again some shiraz clusters were long but sparse, and some were easily rotted or insect affected. Again

Shiraz Yard 2011

   

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Vintage

Foxy Garage Grapes

On 9 March 2014- brix approaching 25. These bushes of this grape variety are so productive, and somewhat sickly sweet as you walk by.

Ended up with six 9l buckets- so ended up crushing and pressing out about 17 litres of must

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