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April 21, 2020

2020: where to begin? November brought high winds and a cold snap at flowering which affected fruit set. This was followed by extreme heat and the fires in December and January. We coped by watering like crazy, but when the skies darkened with smoke, I feared we were g...

April 20, 2020

By mid-January it was not looking good. For weeks we'd been on high alert for fires. Then came smoke. We'd gone through all this before, in 2007 and again in 2009, when we decided not to make wine. On January 15th I went to Brown Brothers in Milawa where I learnt total...

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