BUDBURST? Not quite!

These little guys could make a liar out of me.  Budburst is always an exciting time on a vineyard and we wait with baited breath to see the birth of the new season: 2015 vintage.  These new buds are a bit premature; however, they have found shelter in the lee of a trellis post and have beaten their peers to feast on the sunlight.  Budburst is assessed when 50% of the buds have opened and that will occur this year close to the third week in September. It’s moments like this that make all the work well worthwhile.  Truly, a labour of love.tle guys could make a liar out of me.  Budburst is always an exciting time on a vineyard and we wait with baited breath to see the birth of the new season: 2015 vintage.  These new buds are a bit premature; however, they have found shelter in the lee of a trellis post and have beaten their peers to feast on the sunlight.  Budburst is assessed when 50% of the buds have opened and that will occur this year close to the third week in September. It’s moments like this that make all the work well worthwhile.  Truly, a labour of love.

The early bud catches the warmth

About Stuart

Born Bushey Herts UK in 1945. Migrated to Australia 1949. Schooled in Launceston Tas. Served in the RAAF 1963-1986 initially as an instrument mechanic, graduating from 64 pilots course in 1968. Service in Vietnam 1971. Graduate: Navy Staff College in 1984. Retired as Wing Commander 1986. Graduate: Charles Sturt University 1987 with BAppSc (Wine Science). A decade of wine politics 1987 - 2007 including state president (Tas) and national vice-president of the Winemakers Federation of Australia. State services member: Veterans Review Board 1991 - 2015 and chairman of Life Education Tasmania Inc 2007 - 2013. Passionate about wine; keen trekker in PNG; military history.
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