Saturday, 29 January 2011

Vintage 2011

Vintage 2011

The Semillon and Verdelho

This years harvest has gone mighty well. We ended up with 2.5 tonne from the Verdelho plus 1.5 tonne of our Semillon supplemented by another 2.5 tonne from AJ.

Each of the white bins weigh about 590kg's (including the bin). The blue bin weighs over 800kg. The ute wallows like a cow with 2 bins on the back and if they shift they can make the whole back end swing out. I was driving very carefully.

The top photo shows the Semillon waiting in the winery cool room to be crushed. Our grapes are the 3 bins to the right, you can see they are quite a bit more yellow than AJ's Semillion. This is the first year that we have been able to get a crop off the Semillon so we are very excited. It turns out that Semillon is a bit of bastard to grow, one hot day and it drops its bundle. They hate to be water stressed and have weedy shoots which break easily during training.

Verdelho and Shiraz on the other hand are very hardy.

The fruit is looking much better quality than last year and we are hanging out to do a side by side comparison of the 2010 and 2011 Verdelho.

The folks at Wandin Valley who make our wine have just built a new beaut winery which is filled with awesome gear.

The last photo shows the forklift tipping a bin of Semillon into the crusher / de-stemmer.

If the Shiraz makes it through the next couple of weeks we will harvest it around Valentine's day.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Personality rockets up the charts in Kazakhstan

Great to see that the good people of Kazakhstan are supporting the Reefwing Personality Profile!

See what all the fuss is about - you can download it for FREE at the iTunes App Store. Click on the following:

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Reefwing Personality Profile

The Reefwing Personality Profile is a tool to gain insight into your character.

Answer just a few quick questions and you will be provided with a description of your personality traits. The App allows you to email the results, so you can share them with your friends.

The results are based on extensive research but are not meant to be taken too seriously.


  1. 1.Once the splash screen has disappeared, you will see the first question.

  2. 2.The dial in the bottom left can be rotated using one finger. On older devices there can be a bit of a delay initially as all the images load.

  3. 3.The answer is shown to the left of the dial in both picture and word form. Once you have selected the most appropriate answer, tap the [Next] button in the top right of the navigation bar.

  4. 4.Tapping [Next] will display the next question. Follow the same process as outlined above. Don’t over think your answers, your first instinct is usually the correct one.

  5. 5.After the last question you will have the results of your personality profile displayed. In addition to using the [Next] button to move between screens, in the results section you can swipe left and right to view pages. Your location is indicated by the white dots at the bottom of the screen.

  6. 6.At any time you can tap the [Store] button in the top left hand corner of the navigation bar. This will take you to a screen where you can use in-App purchasing to remove all advertising from the App or have a look at other Apps developed by Reefwing Software. Just tap on the icon to select. Note that tapping the other App icons will result in iTunes being loaded.

  7. 7.On the final page of the Results you will have the option to:

  1. Rate the App in the iTunes App Store. I am not currently charging anything for this App so if you enjoyed it and would like to see additional development (e.g. new questions) then please take the time to rate the App in iTunes. Alternatively go the store page by tapping the [Store] button and purchase the Ad free version or try one of our other Apps. Feedback is welcome so drop into the Blog or Forum if you have any suggestions or comments.

  2. Email the results of your profile. This is done from within the App, so once you have emailed you will return to this screen and can select from the other options.

  3. Restart the Test. Sometimes, there may be a couple of answers which you had trouble choosing between. Go back and try the other answer as this may provide additional insight.