Gibbston Valley’s School House vineyard, in the Bendigo area, grows Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris on light sandy soils.

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Central field day: irrigation and cover crop progress

By Max Marriott Assistant Vineyard Manager A hot, dry summer’s day in Central with a slight breeze was stark contrast from the wet and cold field days held elsewhere in the country the preceding fortnight. There was a good turnout despite Christmas just around the corner, with everyone busy bringing vineyards up to speed before […]

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Compost, sowing beneficial plants… and frost

By Grant Rolston, Vinewise Viticulture Budburst occurred as predicted around October 5th. We spread compost in the organic vineyard at budburst. Ideally this would have been done in Autumn or a bit earlier in spring. Difficulty in locating a compost spreader delayed the timing. We made compost from our 2010 grape marc; we added rye […]

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Gibbston Valley Wines: Introducing the Focus Vineyard

The Winemakers’ Perspective By Sascha Herbert and Christopher Keys, Gibbston Valley Wines Being attracted to organic farming is a natural part of caring about how we live and maintaining the earth’s resources. This green attraction drives us to search out better business models that consider the environment, how we use resources and how to use […]

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