Monday, January 17, 2011

Chardonnay laps up the sunshine

The vines which produced last year's national champion sparkling wine for one Granite Belt producer are relishing the sunshine in Stanthorpe today.

Robert Channon Wines vineyard - like many in the Queensland wine capital - has seen steady rainfall this season. But the sun is out now and the grapes, and the winemakers are happy.   Producers across the region are out in their vineyards checking the crop. The annual grape harvest (vintage) will be a little later this year, no-one is too sure when it will begin but that's what happens when you deal with living product and not widgets!

[Pictured these vines which produced  the 2008 Singing Lake Sparkling Chardonnay, national champion at the 2010 Australian Small Winemakers Show.]