Monthly Archives: January 2014

Evolution of the Granite Belt wine region

January 30th, 2014 (No Comments)

Queensland’s Granite Belt is one of Australia’s most interesting regions, on the face of it much too far north to produce high quality grapes. That it is able to do so is explained by its altitude, over 800m. Its principal viticultural challenges are spring frosts and growing season rainfall of over 500mm – two-thirds of […]

Early Start to Granite Belt Harvest.

January 25th, 2014 (No Comments)

The Granite Belt’s grape harvest is underway about three weeks early, thanks to the hot weather that has baked Australia this summer. The southern Queensland grape producers might have missed out on the smoke taint damaging grapes in the southern states, but they have had a tough season this year, with hail and frost damaging […]

Sirromet Wines begins 2014 vintage grape harvest and crush

January 24th, 2014 (No Comments)

Sirromet Wines began its 2014 vintage harvest this week and expects to crush 500 tonnes of grapes from its Queensland vineyards over the next three months. Chief winemaker Adam Chapman said Chardonnay and Cabernet varietals from Sirromet’s Granite Belt vineyards are stand-outs for quality this season with good leaf and upright growth on the vines. […]