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Steamer Pioneers

Eco-friendly vapors

Richard has finally emerged from the darkroom with photos of our steamer trials, in the new Riesling block at Redbank.

In the interests of both our health and yours, as well as the future of the planet, the health of our soil, blah blah, we spurn the use of herbicides at Redbank, and for years now we have relied on the sweat of our brows, as well as the appetites of our sheep, to control weeds in the vineyard.

Now we have purchased and pioneered a steamer (which bears an uncanny resemblance to Stephenson’s Rocket), which kills or at least severely sets back the more competitive weeds.

Here Brian Croot puts this ugly but environmentally friendly beast through its paces – see results:


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