Last year we cleared a block of Riesling which was a poor performer of 2 tonne with plans to plant some new Cabernet Sauvignon which will produce 10 Tonne of yummy blackcurrent and violets flavour juice. Excellent for blending with our old vine Cab sauv! We planted it this weekend....and fingers crossed it takes and we get some nice rain to help it grow.
The best thing about doing this project is the fact that my mum planted the first block when I was a baby and now we are planting the block with our young family. So hear are some great photo's of our history and today.
This is the block prep and ready to plant. You can see the old block of Cab Sauv in the background.
Here we are making the rows out the day before. Jack loves to help.
Here we are planting the cuttings. It is difficult to see the cutting because they are the same colour as the dirt and only 5 inches high. But they are there. In the distance is our two Italian Backpackers who helped us out.
You can just see the cutting in the foreground of this picture.
This is the exact same tool we used 37 years ago. Still good for today. It punches the holes in the ground and you put the cutting in after it.
Jacks turn on the tool
Below is a picture of the original planting back in 1978. Not much different from now really.