The 2008 season is shaping up well so far, with continuous hot, dry days and very little rain. This time of year we rarely leave the vineyard as we nurture the grapes through the final stages of the season. One of the biggest problems we face as the grapes ripen is bird damage. To minimise the damage we lay out 40km of bird netting (using a tractor and our own legs!) and use 40,000 bread clips to clip the two sides together around each row.
This time of year we do a lot of walking!