New beginnings

Spring has well and truely sprung, it has been a very warm March, and the season is upon us around three weeks earlier than last year.   This has created a hectic few weeks, with a push to finish up the pruning in a shorter time frame than usual. Just to add to...

2016, how’s it looking??

A normal year? Well not quite but after a series of extreme vintages, 2016 almost feels like a normal year. Somehow we managed to avoid all the crazy around us. We got such a small amount of damage from frost and hail that it seems selfish to even mention it when some...

On and on…

The weather has been quite changeable the last few weeks (global warming), from 14 degree days right up to 34 degrees. From rain all day to hot and dry. Last week was hot, really hot, well into the low to mid thirties, and humid, a risk for Oidium. The days were...

To Vienna and back… to the vineyard

Marija and I were in Vienna over the weekend to attend the VieVinum wine festival. It is held in the majestic setting of the Hofburg Palace. Nearly six hundred winemakers attended, mostly from Austria, quite some from Italy, and five of us from Slovenia (represent!)....