Silver Linings

The rain is not all bad, for us at least. As the saying goes sol na eira e chuva no nabal (‘sun on the threshing floor and rain on the turnip patch’). With the sugar readings on the high side and many of the grapes still tasting unripe, rain before harvest should help to balance things out. The young Syrah is showing a few signs of stress but the remainder of the vineyard looks healthier than ever. Now the sunshine has returned with a drying wind and the forecast for next week is for summer to return with the thermometer rising to 30oC on Monday