oooooh can you feel it? That special day, that comes but once a year, no not Christmas… grape harvest.
The whole year of pruning, irrigation, mowing, netting, pest control is all for that one euphoric time of “bringing in the harvest”.
The berries have turned the blue-black colour, now the sugar content increases. And you know, the higher the sugar the higher the alcohol content of the wine. Not long now
Pruning at Wimmera Hills Winery finished on Saturday, it is always a huge relief when pruning is finished. There was a team of 8 pruners, here is Magnus and Benjamin showing off their pruning style.
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Lap record 16 minutes 39 seconds by Peter Kutschera. Peter won the event in the Elite mens category – congratulations and thank you for coming.
Come and ride or come for the day out to watch the spectacular cross country racing action. Hosted by the Ballarat Sebastopol Cycling Club this will be the first round of the all new summer Victorian State Cross Country Series
Registration closes 9:45am for a 10:30am race start. Start and finish at the cellar door. Brand new 6km course never been raced before. Course description .pdf. View course on the web. Downloadable course map here. Video by Hayden Emery.
The cellar door will be open all day.
We have plenty of camping space available. We will charge $5 per car towards toilet costs.
Great Chistmas gifts for sale – stunning handcrafted ceramics by Fat Rat and Zoe Baker.
We will have coffee and cakes, hot food and cold drinks available all day.
Qualified local masseuse Sarah Keith will be here providing pre-race warm up massage as well as recovery massage after the event.
Wimmera Hills MTB tracks are open to riders any time. Bookings are essential – we need to know who is here and riders must sign an indemnity form. There is a $10 charge – waived for club organised racing – to cover track works. e.mail email@example.com
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Self contained cottage sleeps up to four people. e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org currently available Sat 3-Dec, early checkout (9:00am) required so race timing can set up on the verandah.
contact: Benjamin Baker 0409 895 989