Casella, goFarm snap up Belvino vineyards

Hong Kong-backed Belvino Investments has sold its Dunvar vineyard in the NSW Riverina to Casella Wines for about $12 million and its Del Rios vineyard on the Murray River in northern Victoria to GoFarm Australia for between $22-$25 million. In a third big vineyard sale, family-owned Kingston Estate Wines snapped up the 252-hectare New Residence vineyard near Loxton in South Australia’s Riverland region from a Seven Fields investment syndicate for an undisclosed sum.

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Champion pruning of winegrape vines in South Australia's Clare Valley

It’s the competition where getting trimmed down to size is elevated to an art form. Pruners from South Australia’s premium grape-growing regions – Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and the Barossa – have faced off at the fifth annual South Australian Pruning Championships in the Clare Valley. Veteran workers from the wine industry tested their pruning skills armed with hand snips and electric shears, cutting off surplus wood left over from the previous year’s harvest.

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