Home VSP Shiraz Block (2.36Ha)

These vines were planted in 1997 on what was and old apricot orchard, with a combination of Shiraz clone BVRC 30, together with a cutting selection from Roehr and Schrapel old vines.

Orientation is North-South. The row width is 3.3m, with the vines spaced at 2.1m. There is a gradual slope from North down to the South, with a crumbly calcareous soil layer predominating at the Northern end at depths of 40-50cm. The vines have two permanent arms on a single wire and pruned to a two bud spur with a loose lift of foliage, conducted post -flowering to help protect the fruit from sunburn during the summer. Between 50 and 60 buds are left per vine.

Generally bunch structure is medium sized and tight, with a small to medium berry size.

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