Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Snow at The Summit?

Looks like snow, and its been known to fall in Queeensland's Granite Belt region, but it is March. Just before 2pm yesterday (16 March) a severe hailstorm whipped through the northern part of the Granite Belt. Just north of Stanthorpe, the area known as the Summit, experienced some of the worst falls.

Although the white stuff looked like a carpet of snow on the ground,damage to local vegetable famrers were severe. Thankfully for the vineyards of Summit Estate (pictured) vintage on the white grapes is complete and the reds were spared, but staff had to wade through the winery for a little while!