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Pindarie Wines

 

 A YEAR AT PINDARIE

through the seasons

 



SPRING

 

Vineyard

Budburst mostly occurs in the first week of September and the busy time in the vineyard begins. The sheep are put back in the paddocks before they eye off the tender shoots! They mow and fertilise the vineyard floor! The growing season takes off and by the end of December flowering and fruit set is complete. 

Sheep

Lambs are weaned and off to market. The wool from the winter shearing is sold. The ewes have a quiet restful break… until the rams are let out with them in November.

Hay making

By the end of spring the hay paddocks are cut down and baled for sheep feed as the pastures dry off over summer.

Wine

The wines are either sleeping in oak or being prepared for bottling then left to sleep before their release.

 
 
AUTUMN

 

Vineyard

Late March is the end of grape harvest and the vines begin to drop their leaves . Opening rains hopefully arrive and the midrow comes alive with natural vegetation. Under-vine mulching occurs as we continue with our sustainable viticulture practices. All gates are opened and the sheep are allowed back into the vineyard to graze. 

Sheep

Lambing commences in late April, and hopefully onto green grass. 

Wine
The wines are put into oak barrels to slowly mature. We wish them a happy long sleep

General

Property and vineyard maintenance…. Yep back to the bloody list!! Hopefully some time off for a holiday with the kids.



SUMMER

 

Vineyard

The waiting period begins, monitoring for signs of water stress, and veraison (colour change in berries) begins in late January. Grape sampling for ripeness begins in February.

Sheep

The rams have hopefully done a great job and the ewes are all pregnant! Rams have the best life.

Vintage

February and sometimes into March it is all go with grape harvest and wines fermenting. A busy but rewarding time. 

General

Yep, you guessed it back to the To-do list in the spare moments, often a building restoration project!

WINTER

 

Vineyard

Pruning, pruning and more pruning along with vineyard maintenance and hopefully good rains!

Sheep

Our cross bred lambs are growing fast & lamb marking carried out over two months. At the end of winter it is Shearing time for the ewes.

General
Cellar Door Maintenance, Building projects, Vineyard maintenance.. The tasks- to- do list keeps getting longer!

 


 

 

 

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