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Hello Riverland Wine growers and supporters,

Following the November 11, 2016 hailstorm there have been many expressions of concern and a number of offers to assist those most impacted with crop losses ranging from ‘fringe effect’ to very serious . 

One of the most practical suggestions has come from Gol-Gol Grower Alf Sapuppo 0417 474 540. Gol-Gol is just over the Mildura Bridge in NSW.

Alf was a victim of a hailstorm event in 2014. He spoke at a meeting in Mildura last week and offered a ‘show ‘n tell walkthrough’ of his Gol-Gol vineyard on
Thursday this week, November 24. He will also be available should growers wish to talk through questions and issues resulting from that storm November 11 hailstorm event..

Mike Stone of Murray Valley Winegrowers has extended this invitation to all Riverland Growers who may be interested to attend.
Vine Walk & Talk with Alf

· Thursday, November 24
· 9.30 – midday
· Sausage sizzle to follow
· Alf Sapuppo’s vineyard, 170 Gol Gol North Road

Two years’ ago today, hail and gale-force winds caused massive damage to vineyards and orchards in Gol Gol and other areas in the Wentworth Shire.
Last week, vines on properties at Pomona, Lake Cullulleraine, Red Cliffs and Cardross suffered the same fate.

MVW held a growers’ meeting in Red Cliffs, Tuesday last week. Alf Sapuppo spoke to growers at that meeting, telling his story of initial shock and wanting answers on vineyard management, such as what are the best methods of restoring health to hail-battered vines?

With the support of MVW, Alf applied a number of different treatments, and now he’s offered to walk growers around his place to explain those and to show the results.

IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT WE KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ATTENDING – RSVP to MVW 5021 3911 or mvw@mvwi.com.au by 3pm tomorrow.

Mike Stone | Executive Officer

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