Wine of the times
Wine harvesting is in full swing at the historic Tahbilk vineyards in Central Victoria’s Nagambie Lakes.
“We mechanically harvest the whites at night and the reds during the day. So effectively we’ve got a 24-hour picking cycle going,” says Tahbilk’s owner and winemaker, Alister Purbrick. When the weather turns autumnal, as it has in the last couple of days, the activity shifts to the cellar while the remaining grapes ripen on the vine. It’s a game of patience, but Purbrick hopes the last of the crop will be in by mid-April, reports ABC Science.