Author Archives: Darius Cheesman
On Friday 28th July past and current students along with Peter Mitchell and myself flew out to Hobart, Tasmania for a long weekend of wines and food. Our first stop after the airport was Bangor Wine and Oyster Shed. Freshly … Continue reading
Today we pruned our rows at the Dromana Estate Vineyard. We have 10 rows each with 40 vines. Where possible we cordon prune. That is we keep 2, 1 year old canes and tie these down along the fruiting wire. … Continue reading
On Sunday 20th March we pressed the wines at Dromana into barrel and demi-john. Unfortunately I did not take any pictures. However today we pressed the wines from the Advanced course grown on the Winbirra Vineyard.
Today we prepared for the upcoming vintage which should be about 2 weeks away, depending on weather. We removed green or damaged bunches. Most importantly we undertook a bunch count and weighing in order to estimate our future crop. Bunch … Continue reading
Today we pressed the wines from Winbirra vineyard. Vintage is reaching its end. Due to a small crop we managed to fill our new barrel but only one barrel with a small amount of pressing wine, perhaps 40lt held in … Continue reading