Notable for producing Shiraz, the grape is by far the most important variety for the region, accounting for about 50% of the total crush. The area’s thin soils, limited water, and warm summers harness Shiraz’s natural vigor and produce intense flavored fruit, and wine with a deep purple color that can last decades in the bottle.
Curtis family entering the Chinese wine market with premium McLaren vale wines. The Curtis Family Vineyards are established just west of the township of McLaren Vale
1. Pruning diverts the energy on the roots and vines into the fruit. If you can’t prune, you will get less fruit, and that fruit will be smaller in size. Pruning should be done in late Feb . or early March in many areas (sooner in warm areas like California) – as soon as the roughest section of winter has ended, before the vine starts to grow for ones new season. New vines get bigger from buds on last year’s vines. If left unchecked, the vines can become an unruly mess – which is a huge problem when you wish to harvest the grapes you grew. There are lots of rules with regard to pruning, so be sure to take a look at articles or books devoted particularly to pruning just before diving in. Listed below are some standard principles: