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Updated: Feb 20, 2019

Grape harvesters with full buckets of green grapes
Harvesting Orion grapes

We finished harvesting the last of the three grape varieties on Monday. We aim to harvest each variety in a day and get it off to the winery the same evening. This year all three days were warm and sunny, and we had a good clean crop with barely any disease. The yield was 3.3 tonnes, equivalent to 5.8 tonnes/ha, so I can’t complain. We have a good band of local pickers who are now quite adept and quick, with no cut fingers.


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