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Sunscreen for vines?

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Our vines are immensely important to us, which is why we need to give them the best care possible particularly when the harsh Australian sun is beating down.
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Did you know that our vines wear sunscreen?

Our vines are immensely important to us, as they produce the fruit we need to make delicious drops. Vintage only happens once a year, meaning we are only given one chance to have everything just right, and we are always at the mercy of the weather gods.

Summer in Australia brings dry, harsh conditions, often with extreme temperatures reaching well into the 30’s and 40’s and whilst our precious vines are fairly resilient, they still need protection from harmful UV rays the same way we do. During periods of extreme temperatures, we spray them with sunscreen to offer a layer for protection from the heat.

You might be picturing us running down to our local IGA to buy tubs of sunscreen in bulk, but that isn’t quite the case! 


The sunscreen we use is a naturally occurring product called Kaolin clay. It is a super fine, white powder often referred to as white clay or china clay that is used in the making of porcelain. It is sprayed onto the vines and when it dries it forms a white/protective barrier, helping to protect them from sun damage and preserves the delicate fruit (prior to the commencement of ripening, when the fruit is still hard and green it is especially vulnerable to sunburn). It is formulated to allow usable light to be absorbed by the vines, helping them to photosynthesise, whilst blocking out UV and infrared light so they don’t burn. 

Spraying the vines with this product has another purpose too, it helps to keep the micro-climate of the canopy cool, keeping our vines happy and healthy during the hottest days. 
So, if you visit us during summer and notice some of the vines are really green and others are looking a little white/grey, they probably have sunscreen on them.


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Did you know that our vines wear sunscreen?

Our vines are immensely important to us, as they produce the fruit we need to make delicious drops. Vintage only happens once a year, meaning we are only given one chance to have everything just right, and we are always at the mercy of the weather gods.

Summer in Australia brings dry, harsh conditions, often with extreme temperatures reaching well into the 30’s and 40’s and whilst our precious vines are fairly resilient, they still need protection from harmful UV rays the same way we do. During periods of extreme temperatures, we spray them with sunscreen to offer a layer for protection from the heat.

You might be picturing us running down to our local IGA to buy tubs of sunscreen in bulk, but that isn’t quite the case! 


The sunscreen we use is a naturally occurring product called Kaolin clay. It is a super fine, white powder often referred to as white clay or china clay that is used in the making of porcelain. It is sprayed onto the vines and when it dries it forms a white/protective barrier, helping to protect them from sun damage and preserves the delicate fruit (prior to the commencement of ripening, when the fruit is still hard and green it is especially vulnerable to sunburn). It is formulated to allow usable light to be absorbed by the vines, helping them to photosynthesise, whilst blocking out UV and infrared light so they don’t burn. 

Spraying the vines with this product has another purpose too, it helps to keep the micro-climate of the canopy cool, keeping our vines happy and healthy during the hottest days. 
So, if you visit us during summer and notice some of the vines are really green and others are looking a little white/grey, they probably have sunscreen on them.


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Did you know that our vines wear sunscreen?

Our vines are immensely important to us, as they produce the fruit we need to make delicious drops. Vintage only happens once a year, meaning we are only given one chance to have everything just right, and we are always at the mercy of the weather gods.

Summer in Australia brings dry, harsh conditions, often with extreme temperatures reaching well into the 30’s and 40’s and whilst our precious vines are fairly resilient, they still need protection from harmful UV rays the same way we do. During periods of extreme temperatures, we spray them with sunscreen to offer a layer for protection from the heat.

You might be picturing us running down to our local IGA to buy tubs of sunscreen in bulk, but that isn’t quite the case! 


The sunscreen we use is a naturally occurring product called Kaolin clay. It is a super fine, white powder often referred to as white clay or china clay that is used in the making of porcelain. It is sprayed onto the vines and when it dries it forms a white/protective barrier, helping to protect them from sun damage and preserves the delicate fruit (prior to the commencement of ripening, when the fruit is still hard and green it is especially vulnerable to sunburn). It is formulated to allow usable light to be absorbed by the vines, helping them to photosynthesise, whilst blocking out UV and infrared light so they don’t burn. 

Spraying the vines with this product has another purpose too, it helps to keep the micro-climate of the canopy cool, keeping our vines happy and healthy during the hottest days. 
So, if you visit us during summer and notice some of the vines are really green and others are looking a little white/grey, they probably have sunscreen on them.


Did you know that our vines wear sunscreen?

Our vines are immensely important to us, as they produce the fruit we need to make delicious drops. Vintage only happens once a year, meaning we are only given one chance to have everything just right, and we are always at the mercy of the weather gods.

Summer in Australia brings dry, harsh conditions, often with extreme temperatures reaching well into the 30’s and 40’s and whilst our precious vines are fairly resilient, they still need protection from harmful UV rays the same way we do. During periods of extreme temperatures, we spray them with sunscreen to offer a layer for protection from the heat.

You might be picturing us running down to our local IGA to buy tubs of sunscreen in bulk, but that isn’t quite the case! 


The sunscreen we use is a naturally occurring product called Kaolin clay. It is a super fine, white powder often referred to as white clay or china clay that is used in the making of porcelain. It is sprayed onto the vines and when it dries it forms a white/protective barrier, helping to protect them from sun damage and preserves the delicate fruit (prior to the commencement of ripening, when the fruit is still hard and green it is especially vulnerable to sunburn). It is formulated to allow usable light to be absorbed by the vines, helping them to photosynthesise, whilst blocking out UV and infrared light so they don’t burn. 

Spraying the vines with this product has another purpose too, it helps to keep the micro-climate of the canopy cool, keeping our vines happy and healthy during the hottest days. 
So, if you visit us during summer and notice some of the vines are really green and others are looking a little white/grey, they probably have sunscreen on them.


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Did you know that our vines wear sunscreen?

Our vines are immensely important to us, as they produce the fruit we need to make delicious drops. Vintage only happens once a year, meaning we are only given one chance to have everything just right, and we are always at the mercy of the weather gods.

Summer in Australia brings dry, harsh conditions, often with extreme temperatures reaching well into the 30’s and 40’s and whilst our precious vines are fairly resilient, they still need protection from harmful UV rays the same way we do. During periods of extreme temperatures, we spray them with sunscreen to offer a layer for protection from the heat.

You might be picturing us running down to our local IGA to buy tubs of sunscreen in bulk, but that isn’t quite the case! 


The sunscreen we use is a naturally occurring product called Kaolin clay. It is a super fine, white powder often referred to as white clay or china clay that is used in the making of porcelain. It is sprayed onto the vines and when it dries it forms a white/protective barrier, helping to protect them from sun damage and preserves the delicate fruit (prior to the commencement of ripening, when the fruit is still hard and green it is especially vulnerable to sunburn). It is formulated to allow usable light to be absorbed by the vines, helping them to photosynthesise, whilst blocking out UV and infrared light so they don’t burn. 

Spraying the vines with this product has another purpose too, it helps to keep the micro-climate of the canopy cool, keeping our vines happy and healthy during the hottest days. 
So, if you visit us during summer and notice some of the vines are really green and others are looking a little white/grey, they probably have sunscreen on them.


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Did you know that our vines wear sunscreen?

Our vines are immensely important to us, as they produce the fruit we need to make delicious drops. Vintage only happens once a year, meaning we are only given one chance to have everything just right, and we are always at the mercy of the weather gods.

Summer in Australia brings dry, harsh conditions, often with extreme temperatures reaching well into the 30’s and 40’s and whilst our precious vines are fairly resilient, they still need protection from harmful UV rays the same way we do. During periods of extreme temperatures, we spray them with sunscreen to offer a layer for protection from the heat.

You might be picturing us running down to our local IGA to buy tubs of sunscreen in bulk, but that isn’t quite the case! 


The sunscreen we use is a naturally occurring product called Kaolin clay. It is a super fine, white powder often referred to as white clay or china clay that is used in the making of porcelain. It is sprayed onto the vines and when it dries it forms a white/protective barrier, helping to protect them from sun damage and preserves the delicate fruit (prior to the commencement of ripening, when the fruit is still hard and green it is especially vulnerable to sunburn). It is formulated to allow usable light to be absorbed by the vines, helping them to photosynthesise, whilst blocking out UV and infrared light so they don’t burn. 

Spraying the vines with this product has another purpose too, it helps to keep the micro-climate of the canopy cool, keeping our vines happy and healthy during the hottest days. 
So, if you visit us during summer and notice some of the vines are really green and others are looking a little white/grey, they probably have sunscreen on them.


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Did you know that our vines wear sunscreen?

Our vines are immensely important to us, as they produce the fruit we need to make delicious drops. Vintage only happens once a year, meaning we are only given one chance to have everything just right, and we are always at the mercy of the weather gods.

Summer in Australia brings dry, harsh conditions, often with extreme temperatures reaching well into the 30’s and 40’s and whilst our precious vines are fairly resilient, they still need protection from harmful UV rays the same way we do. During periods of extreme temperatures, we spray them with sunscreen to offer a layer for protection from the heat.

You might be picturing us running down to our local IGA to buy tubs of sunscreen in bulk, but that isn’t quite the case! 


The sunscreen we use is a naturally occurring product called Kaolin clay. It is a super fine, white powder often referred to as white clay or china clay that is used in the making of porcelain. It is sprayed onto the vines and when it dries it forms a white/protective barrier, helping to protect them from sun damage and preserves the delicate fruit (prior to the commencement of ripening, when the fruit is still hard and green it is especially vulnerable to sunburn). It is formulated to allow usable light to be absorbed by the vines, helping them to photosynthesise, whilst blocking out UV and infrared light so they don’t burn. 

Spraying the vines with this product has another purpose too, it helps to keep the micro-climate of the canopy cool, keeping our vines happy and healthy during the hottest days. 
So, if you visit us during summer and notice some of the vines are really green and others are looking a little white/grey, they probably have sunscreen on them.


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