Diary of a Barossa vintage casual – part 4

Grape must hose in a Barossa winery

Samantha Cole-Johnson had a bit more to get her teeth into last week, and notes some real contrasts between Australia and the US.

My working days aren’t long yet and I’m not giddy with exhaustion; but I do have a fair amount of juice on my clothing and the winery has 14 fermenters full of Shiraz! Harvest is officially underway – Hallalujah!

After a long weekend (Monday was a public holiday), and a slow Tuesday, this week sputtered to life on Wednesday afternoon. Six blocks of Shiraz were supposed to arrive, only four did (the picking crew miscalculated how much ground...