April marks a shift within the region from our beautiful long extended summer to slightly cooler weather, dewy mornings, falling leaves, and roaring fires, creating the ultimate autumnal vibes.
This transition is marked by the Wadandi (Saltwater) people as the change from Bunuru season to Djeran season, also called the Season of Adulthood. In Djeran, we start to feel daily temperatures drop as south-westerly winds pick up, native flowers bloom, and trees begin to bear fruit.
In the vineyards and wineries, vintage is still very much underway, however, now the focus changes from white wine production to red wine production. As Chardonnay ages gracefully in barrel, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon remain on the vine soaking the last glimmers of sunshine to achieve full ripeness. The hard work is not quite over for those in the wine community, but the end is in sight.
A month of transition, April also brings with it plenty of joy and family time with Easter just around the corner. We can all look forward to a jam-packed event calendar covering all the bases with an exciting array of community, athletic, wine, film, and art events.
Start planning now because this fun-filled month is going to fly by.