WA vigneron gets a second flush of fruit from hail damaged vines
A Western Australian grape grower has been able to get a second crop of fruit, after a hail storm wiped out most of his vineyard. “The hail itself is what I class as severe. All the green foliage was fully defoliated,” said Rod Hallett of Alkoomi Wines in Frankland River, 320 kilometres south-east of Perth. After some quick thinking and heavy pruning Hallett said he was thrilled to see some crop return, after 90 per cent of his vineyard was essentially wiped out.