Yes ’tis the season once again, where the pretty pink bunches glisten in the morning dew….
This year we decided to allow the fruit hang on the trees for as long as we dared to intensify the flavour and colour. The dry days and cold nights have helped, but we also run the risk of losing the lot as the currawongs and fruit bats can knock off a whole tree in one session of feasting. I think we now have an unspoken arrangement with the wildlife – they get the top half, we get the bottom half, everybody wins!
We have managed to lay down a good quantity already and hope to sneak in another batch or two (weather permitting) – a big thanks to Jeff and Margaret at Roselea Vineyard, for loaning us their big fermenting tank which has helped us to increase production this year – which means more wine for all you folk out there. Be sure to check out my next blog for an update on the progress of the Illawarra Plums and Black Apples.