The 2010 / 2011 growing season had all the elements against grape growers, including excessive rain which led to diseases pressure. With a lot of hard work from Andrew we were still able to produce another year of quality fruit for our wines. We are looking forward to a better season this year with less rain, no locusts and lots of sunshine.
Spring is a beautiful time on the vineyard first with bud-burst, then with the vines growing rapidly as they now head towards flowering then fruit set at the end of November.
Miners Ridge Vineyard has good environmental practices and has been recognised for this by being approved as an Entwine compliant vineyard. Entwine is a an Environmental Management system recognised in the wine industry that requires us to have a high quality environmental practice.
We are also excited because we have recently installed solar panels to power our sheds and house. Having solar power further assists us in reducing our carbon foot print, and we also enjoy watching our meter go backwards reducing our electricity bill!
Another exciting thing for Andrew (not so much for Katrina) is the recent purchase of a new Kubota tractor. As part of our Viticulture contracting business we need to have reliable, fuel efficient and comfy equipment!
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our vineyard and contracting business so please feel free to contact us via this website.