O’REILLY’S CA­NUN­GRA VAL­LEY VINE­YARDS

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - EYE | FEATURE -

852 Lam­ing­ton Na­tional Park Rd, Ca­nun­gra In Fe­bru­ary, O’Reilly’s Ca­nun­gra Val­ley Vine­yards swung open its barn gates in the wee hours to 150 ea­ger grape pick­ers. In to­tal 1.145 tonne of verdelho and 1.042 tonne of semil­lon grapes were care­fully hand-picked into buck­ets, in prepa­ra­tion for crush­ing and turn­ing into wine for con­sump­tion across the globe. Un­for­tu­nately, due to flocks of lori­keets and se­vere wet weather, much of the ripe red grape crop was dam­aged in the del­uge. The sec­ond grape har­vest was can­celled and sup­ple­men­tary red grapes were sourced from third-gen­er­a­tion Peter O’Reilly’s fam­ily vine­yard in Stan­thorpe.

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