The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later

Food Perth cool summer creates one of the best Swan Valley wine seasons in living memory

14:52  05 march  2018
14:52  05 march  2018 Source:   abc.net.au

Duty-free liquor limits: Where you can fill your entire airline baggage with booze

  Duty-free liquor limits: Where you can fill your entire airline baggage with booze Like to BYO when you head overseas? How much duty-free liquor you can bring in can vary enormously.Like to BYO when you head overseas? The laws of how much duty-free liquor you can bring in vary enormously from one country to another, and comparison site finder.com.au has done some digging on the subject.

Red and white wine drinkers prepare to rejoice — a mild Perth summer creates one of the best grape growing seasons in living memory . Winemakers in Perth 's Swan Valley say a cooler than average summer has created one of their best seasons in living memory .

Red and white wine drinkers prepare to rejoice a mild Perth summer creates one of the best ggrowing seasons in living memory ..

What to watch next
  • Aussie Rockmelon industry in crisis after listeria deaths

    Aussie Rockmelon industry in crisis after listeria deaths

    ABC News Logo
    ABC News
    1:01
  • The PM calls on schools to do more to tackle bullying

    The PM calls on schools to do more to tackle bullying

    ABC News Logo
    ABC News
    1:08
  • Takata airbag victim's father warns Australians to check their cars

    Takata airbag victim's father warns Australians to check their cars

    ABC News Logo
    ABC News
    1:29
  • Specialist resources deployed to Crown Casino incident

    Specialist resources deployed to Crown Casino incident

    ABC News Logo
    ABC News
    1:12
  • Millions of cars to be taken off the road for faulty airbags.

    Millions of cars to be taken off the road for faulty airbags.

    ABC News Logo
    ABC News
    1:52
  • 1 in 6 Australian women experience domestic violence, report

    1 in 6 Australian women experience domestic violence, report

    ABC News Logo
    ABC News
    1:48
  • "He isn't fair dinkum"; Turnbull slams Shorten's comments on the Adani coal mine.

    ABC News Logo
    ABC News
    1:32
  • Medical school slammed for high fees

    Medical school slammed for high fees

    ABC News Logo
    ABC News
    2:27
  • Third elephant species confirmed

    Third elephant species confirmed

    ABC News Logo
    ABC News
    1:16
  • Bunnings inferno prompts chemical scare

    Bunnings inferno prompts chemical scare

    ABC News Logo
    ABC News
    1:54
  • Pay gap a

    Pay gap a "past reflection" of gender roles: Harman

    ABC News Logo
    ABC News
    4:59
  • O’Neil calls for affirmative action policy

    O’Neil calls for affirmative action policy

    ABC News Logo
    ABC News
    2:17
  • Harman stresses difference between populism and population

    Harman stresses difference between populism and population

    ABC News Logo
    ABC News
    2:26
  • Man charged with fraud over alleged beef scam

    Man charged with fraud over alleged beef scam

    ABC News Logo
    ABC News
    1:37
  • Victorian government considers burning waste

    Victorian government considers burning waste

    ABC News Logo
    ABC News
    1:58
  • Aftershocks rock PNG

    Aftershocks rock PNG

    ABC News Logo
    ABC News
    1:22
UP NEXT
UP NEXT
Winemakers in Perth's Swan Valley say a cooler than average summer has created one of their best seasons in living memory.

Dementia on the rise in Australia with hundreds developing it every day

  Dementia on the rise in Australia with hundreds developing it every day New figures show the number of people living with dementia in Australia continues to rise. The latest data from Dementia Australia indicates more than 425,000 people live with it.The latest data from Dementia Australia indicates more than 425,000 people live with it and an estimated 250 Australians develop dementia every day.

Latest News Cool Valley (MO).

One of the most well -known wineries in the Swan Valley , Sandalford Winery is also one of the best . If you want to try something a little different, why not book yourself in for a wine cruise? Leaving Perth at 9:45am, you'll cruise up the Swan River and arrive by boat.

Perth has just had its mildest summer in 18 years, with an average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius and no days over 40C.

President of the Swan Valley and Regional Winemakers Association Yuri Berns said the cooler days and nights led to a later harvest because grapes had ripened at a slower, steadier rate.

He said it was wonderful news for red and white varieties, with Swan Valley growers expecting an exceptional 2018 vintage.

"It's certainly looking like the reds are going to be outstanding and the the whites are going to be even more outstanding because … white grapes have been able to retain natural acids because it's been so cool," Mr Berns said.

"With your cooler temperatures, you get better colour development in red wines, so you get more accumulation of colour, you get deeper colour red wines and much softer tannins."

Vitamin D: How to safely get this essential nutrient

  Vitamin D: How to safely get this essential nutrient As we enter the cooler months and the days shorten, it's no longer quite so easy to soak up the sun's rays. That typically means a drop in the level of vitamin D in your body. So, should you worry if you're not getting as much sunlight as you did over summer?

Perth cool summer creates one of the best Swan Valley wine seasons in living memory .

Perth cool summer creates one of the best Swan Valley Winemakers in Perth s Swan Valley say a cooler than average summer has created one of their best seasons in living memory Perth has just had its mildest summer in years, with an average temperature of degrees Celsius and no days over C

He said Margaret River and Pemberton were also looking very promising for white wines.

Good news after flood disaster

Yuri Berns and Ron Page (l-r) celebrate the © Provided by ABC News Yuri Berns and Ron Page (l-r) celebrate the "exceptional" season. 2018 is Perth's second consecutive cool year, but the Swan Valley was declared a disaster zone in 2017, when record rain flooded the region in early February, submerging vineyards.

Many growers lost an entire season's work.

Mr Berns said conditions in 2018 were a return to what growers used to expect from the region more than 20 years ago.

"We haven't had those kind of years for a long time in the Swan, but they were the normal years," he said.

"They are saying that's when we used to pick, and that's what summer used to be like."

Winemaker Ron Page, 68, has worked in the Swan Valley since 1968, and describes 2018 as a return to the kind of conditions he remembers.

But he said this summer had been so good, he struggled to recall a better year.

Italy's hidden 'La Tuscia' walk: Where to go to avoid tourists

  Italy's hidden 'La Tuscia' walk: Where to go to avoid tourists This six-day walk takes you through ancient woods, vibrant pastures and small Etruscan towns before ending in the extraordinary Umbrian hilltop city of Orvieto. The area derives its name from the Roman word for the Etruscans, who dominated this area of Italy, straddling the borders of modern Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany's Maremma region, between about 700 and 300BC.Described by Hidden Italy's founder Simon Tancred as "one of my favourite treks" among the many walking tours the company offers in Italy, it is, according to his copious tour notes "like going back in time". require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

'2018 will be a year to enjoy': Get set for the best of the summer wine . Red and white wine drinkers prepare to rejoice — a mild Perth summer creates one of the best grape growing seasons in living memory .

One of the most well -known wineries in the Swan Valley , Sandalford Winery is also one of the best . If you want to try something a little different, why not book yourself in for a wine cruise? Leaving Perth at 9:45am, you'll cruise up the Swan River and arrive by boat.

"People keep asking me, when did we have one like this before," Mr Page said.

"It was cooler back then, but I'd have to rattle my brains to find a better year.

"Maybe it was 1982, but I think this year is probably one of the best ones we've had … 2018 will be a year to enjoy."

Growers urged to adapt to survive

Mr Berns said while growers were incredibly happy with the season, they could not bank on cooler summers becoming the norm.

"I'm no climate scientist but we know things have been getting warmer, and picking around Australia is on average about a month earlier than it was in the 1970s and 80s," he said.

"Certainly since I started 15 years ago, there are also more regular tropical rainfall events in January and February in Perth affecting us at the wrong time of the year."

Mr Berns said a changing climate had led some concerned growers to consider moving their operations to cooler climates like Tasmania, but said he remained optimistic about the future of wine producing in WA.

"I think we are at a pivotal point for adaptation, where those that believe in climate change will adapt, and those that won't, won't," he said.

"But I think in order to progress, we have to be pragmatic and look at adapting.

"You can change the grape varieties that you plant, to be earlier ripening, you can change your viticultural techniques in terms of how you grow, shade and protect your fruit and you can switch to more resistant varieties."

How I Learned to Travel While Managing My Mental Health .
Travel can mean different things to different people. For me, travel is a lifeline, taking me out of my day-to-day and breaking a routine that can, at times, feel stifling. Travel encourages me to open my heart and mind, ensuring that I never return the same as I left. Upon returning from a trip, I often feel like I have shed a few old layers of my person, emerging renewed and refreshed.In my life, travel is a form of therapy, providing a canvas upon which to unfurl various facets of myself. But travel isn't my only therapy.I have been in talk therapy on-and-off since I was a kid, and I struggle with depression and anxiety.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!