Margaret River Wine region’s 2024 Viticulture Update


It’s been a growing season like no other in Margaret River, defined by consistently higher than normal temperatures which has led to early budburst and phenological development in wine grapes.

Jim Campbell-Clause from AHA Viticulture ventures that this is a season to learn from, having provided many opportunities to identify and manage the hot conditions.

In this clip, filmed 14.02.24, Mike Sleegers from Cowaramup Agencies talks with Jim about the various pressures of the season, including:

• Weather

• Sunburn on fruit

• Irrigation

• Canopy Management 2

• Birds

And importantly vineyard management after harvest, which is rapidly approaching for many growers. (See Cowaramup Agencies notes on post harvest nutrition below).

They even have a crack at predicting the Break In The Season at the end of the clip. Place your bets now . . . .

Cowaramup Agencies Rural / Viticulture / Irrigation Supplies T 9755 5279 E

With thanks to AHA Viticulture Vineyard Management and Consulting T 9756 8011 E

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