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On the grapevine – Vintage 2017

With Infield’s last pick for the season now complete, I guess it’s safe to say that vintage is done and dusted. Nationally, the harvest is still set to exceed last year’s and it’s pretty much the same experience in the Adelaide Hills. There are rumours about that some young bucks have been seen dancing through… Continue reading »

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A tinge of purple in the Adelaide Hills

CROCUS SATIVUS Known as a cooking ingredient in most countries in the world, the saffron crocus is beginning to find its place in the Adelaide Hills. Introduced into Spain by the Moors this makes it highly suitable for planting in our sunny and dry Mediterranean climate. Saffron is the aromatic ingredient used in dishes as… Continue reading »

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Watch this space

New signage will become a feature soon around the Adelaide Hills, and Tom’s looking pretty pleased with the result. Things are also well underway at Infield when it comes to property management. Infield is proud to offer professional vineyard management services to clients at McLaren Vale, Clarendon, Adelaide metropolitan, Virginia and in the Barossa as… Continue reading »

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It’s all part of the service

Tom says his passion for all things machinery and agriculture probably stems from a genetic disposition. Back in the 1930s, his grandfather, Ron, owned a farm machinery dealership in Gawler, specialising in International tractors and trucks. Business boomed for Ron during the post-war period when farm commodity prices were high. Rubber-tyred tractors were the latest… Continue reading »

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Leptospermum plantation has the bees buzzing

Infield’s Managing Director, Tom Ayers (above) oversees today’s planting work Diversity in the Adelaide Hills 18 months in the planning, Infield’s latest project nears completion today with the planting of a plantation of Leptospermum Scoparium on a property at Crafers West. Often known as Manuka, the plants selected for this project are indigenous to three… Continue reading »