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Howard and Christine picked the first 2 rows of Chardonnay in our absence so they could get a fermentation happening before adding to the bulk of the grapes.

Row-by-row we picked a further 47 buckets of grapes which came in at 23 brix.

Chardonnay
Row No. No. of Buckets 2010 No. of Buckets 2011
60 6 14 1/2
59 7 1/2 15
58 6 1/2 22
57 7 1/2 22
56 7 24
55 4 1/2 23
54 8 24
53 ? 14
Total 47 158 1/2

Unfortunately the Pinot Noir was badly affected by brown rot and we estimate that up to 75% of the crop was spoiled. In all we picked a total of 11 buckets of Pinot Noir on the first weekend with 2 rows remaining to be picked. It came in at 24 brix which was quite good.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 April 2011 00:05