Move over Margaret River!
It is now full steam ahead with the grape harvest for 2018 at the local vineyards in Frankland River, with the whites coming in first, followed by the reds in a few weeks’ time. It has been a spectacular season for wine grapes and the fruit looks fabulous. It has been a slightly early start to the vintage this year and as long as this weather holds out, it should be a fairly early finish. Expectations are for third week in April to have the final grapes in, but we will keep you posted via this publication, our face book page and web site, as well as the Shire face book.
Until the last grapes comes off, the fruit is particularly susceptible at this time to smoke taint. Please think about our harvest before you light up, and we hope that you will continue to exercise caution when you plan to do those pre seeding burns. We appreciate your consideration of our crop, and this vintage is shaping up to be one of the good ones. Maybe some more gold medals for the Frankland River Wine Region! If you require any further information on smoke taint or the harvest in general, please don’t hesitate to call Hunter on 08 9855 1544, Sandy on 08 9855 2229 or Helen on 0427 426 354.
Thanks again for your help.