Mountadam Vineyards

Helen McCarthy
13 January 2017
Growing Season Update - January

It may be Friday the 13th but we're feeling good.  The vines look amazing and despite Mother Nature throwing in some unseasonal rainfall and humidity we are disease free.  The vines are progressing well and we have started to irrigate to maintain them.  We are also shoot thinning to tame some very active Chardonnay and encourage even canopy development in some of our Riesling.  The talk around Eden Valley is that vintage will be around 3 weeks later than normal.  We haven't found anyone who is willing to say what normal is!   If I was a betting woman I put money on that we'll be harvesting some sparkling base in the last week of February (two weeks later than last year).  

For those of you who are interested in rainfall patterns here's a little about rainfall at Mountadam Vineyards:

Year Rainfall mm
2009 868
2010 914
2011 755
2012 528
2013 716
2014 693
2015 530
2016 1030
Average Rainfall (2009-2016) 754

 

 

 

 

13/01/2017 at 3:00 PM
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