In the vineyard

There’s always something happening in the vineyard year round. While harvest is the most intense, busiest time, the work continues on throughout the year. During your stay at Stonewell Cottages you can experience life on a working Barossa vineyard, talk first hand with Evan or Dan, see the seasonal activities in action and learn about the grape growing process. Depending on the time of year you visit, you can take a ride on the harvester, pick a bucket of grapes, learn how to prune a vine or even take a ride in the tractor when seeding cover crop. Read here and learn about what’s happening seasonally in the vineyard, what’s been keeping Evan and Dan busy and the latest antics of Reggie our vineyard dog!

Reggie, the naughty one!

I have learned that the only one that can give Reggie a command and he will obey is Evan. Reggie and Tilly were up by...

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Harvest 2020

Well, it’s that time of year again, Harvest time! Sugar level check of all the Shiraz blocks this morning, using a refractometer, revealed some blocks...

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Yayyy for Rain!

Friday night was welcomed with the beautiful sound of 23mm of steady rain! Our Shiraz vines are just going through ‘veraison’, which means the grapes...

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Pause for reflection

On the last day of 2019, it’s a time for reflection. Pause and savour the happy memories and personal achievements you made in 2019 before...

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The regeneration continues

Happy with today’s work. The Barossa now has 350 more native trees than it did this morning. More tomorrow… ? (by tomorrow night, we will have...

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Regeneration

This week, we’ll begin planting the next phase of our Barossa indigenous planting project. 1150 Barossa native trees, shrubs, bushes and reeds will planted around...

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Ahhh the view

Thinking about your next getaway after the long weekend? Here’s the view this morning! Stonewell Cottages awaits your arrival. Nothing better than putting your feet...

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Early knockoff

Early knock off bbq after a big week of pruning. Plus too nice a day to be working!!

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Rain!!

It’s been almost 2 years since we’ve seen water flowing into our irrigation dams! Last night, we welcomed 34mm of much needed rainfall. A happy...

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Winter in the Vineyard

We have been lucky so far and Jack Frost has only made a minor appearance, we have also had some winter rains which the subsoil...

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