With the 2019 harvest underway, I spent the morning in the winery at Helen & Joey in the Yarra Valley. Here are a few vineyard photographs and observations.
|Photo above: East-west planted pinot noir, looking to the west.|
|Grafted merlot vines planted on north-south facing rows, and nearing harvest.|
|Phylloxera continues its march through the Yarra Valley. Replanting in a neighbouring vineyard in the distance on the left, together with seemingly declining vigour in the vineyard in the distance on the right.|
|No viticultural comment, but a nice view from the office. Mount Dandenong is the peak in the distance.|