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Vine talk - 23 Nov 14

Domain Road Vineyard - Vine talk - <p></p>

Visitors to the Cellar Door this summer will notice a new 'look' to the vineyard.  The use of an under vine weeder rather than herbicide to control weed growth around the vines has made quite a difference in the appearance of the vineyard.  Not only is this more environmentally friendly, in the longer term it will be more economical.  

Although we have had an unseasonably cold November the grapes are growing steadily and we expect to go through flowering in late December as usual.  If you are visiting the vineyard take a look at the vines and see if you can spot the flowers - they are very insignificant and not in the least bit showy.  That is saved for the wines that come from the vines!

If, on your visit to Central, you drive along Felton Road then do stop and take a look at our second vineyard 'Defiance' - the young vines here are coming on well and are making their way along the fruiting wire for the first time.  It is a beautiful vineyard in a stunning location!

Martin who has worked for us for the past year took this photo during the spring - thank you for sharing it Martin.

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