Unfortunately you've nailed the current state of affairs in our battered vineyards.
Just over a week ago I was looking at relatively healthy and happy vines with nicely developing fruit. Tonight I went to turn on the irrigation and took a look at my raisined Grenache which being a slightly later ripening variety hadn't had the time to kick into its darker shade yet and so the green berries have been slaughtered by mother natures blast furnace.
The Shiraz vines are still hanging in there but the fruit is somewhat confused about whether it is acidic or cooked jam so I don't know where this will leave us.
Not good at all and just another nail in the coffin.
As if the global issues and ever present pressure from wineries wasn't bad enough, now the growers may not have anything to show for their efforts.
Paul Petagna signing in for all my fellow Blow Torch victims. Hang in there however you can.