It’s All About Tyrrell’s Vine Cycle in Hunter Valley

the essence of civilization and the art of living – Woo hoo kisses for travel junkies from A World of Tyrrell’s Wines in Hunter Valley.

Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living. -Robert Mondavi

Like I said, Travel is like an endless university. You never stop learning. I was excited about getting an education from Tyrrell’s!

So, here are all about the Tyrrell’s Vine Cycle in Hunter Valley, NSW Australia:

from the sun to grapevine to the bottle

1). Winter
Pruning is done in winter, leaving predetermined number of buds on each shoot of the vine.

2). Spring
In spring the buds burst, becoming shoots bearing new leaves and bunches of grapes flower.

3). Spring and Summer
In spring and summer the shoots grow longer and the grapes flower begin to form berries which then increase in size.

4). Summer
In summer the ripening process starts it’s now that sugar, flavour, colour and many compounos develop within the berry cells. Berry sizes increase dramatically.

5). Summer
The vintage commences. The ripening may take 4-7 weeks when the grapes are suitable composition to make a particular style of wine, harvest date is declared and the bunches of grapes are picked.

6). Autumn
In late autumn the vine shed it’s leaves and the soil is worked.

And, back to winter. The vine cycle start all over again.

Give me internet, Tyrrell’s wines, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know. FANTASTIC!!!

Overall this was been an enjoyable and valuable adventure for me. A big thank you to Destination NSW and Garuda Indonesia.

Happy Sustainable Travels!

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