Friday, February 6, 2009

Not too hot - Not too wet

Southern grapes are frying on the vines, North Queenslanders have grown water wings...but in some places at least things are just fine this February.

Southerners often fail to get the message that Queensland's Granite Belt is a cool climate wine region. Perhaps the picture will tell a thousands words - this graph of recent temperatures provided by Ballandean Estate, data sourced from BOM.

No-one here wants to be smug, nor to wish others anything but the very best as they battle mother nature, but with vintage now under way in the Queensland wine capital, things are looking good.

Work is well underway in vineyards and orchards here which are elevated at 1000m above sea level. The altitude provides ideal growing conditions to create the original title as Queensland apple capital. Learn more