Precision viticulture

Looking at rainfall figures, it seems that the 2015/2016 summer could be one of (if not) the driest in 100 years!! With less than 50% of our normal rainfall up to date, this will be the biggest challenge for viticulturists this season. We are however in a very fortunate position to be able to measure and manage our vineyard water use and available sub-soil water levels on a daily basis by using a combination of new technology implemented over the past 12 months. It’s a bit like walking on a tight rope but this could be one of the best seasons ever…

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