In tune with the weather, the block, the past, and the future, Evan is committed to being a positive contributor to improving the environment.
“I can do something – so I am.” – Evan Gobell
Evan is described as “an old soul, in young boots” who is deeply committed to his family and his farm. A qualified engineer, he constantly looks for efficiencies, and if there is a way, Evan will find that way. This drive is underpinned by a nature that is deeply observant and intellectual and seeks to challenge the status quo. A trait that is also evident in his passion for mechanics, particularly for race cars.
Eutypa is a key issue in Barossa, particularly for old vines. Evan’s preference for the management of this fungal trunk disease, is to replace cordons periodically and regularly. This now sees 80% of Evan’s vineyards changed from spur (cordon) to cane pruning, which can drastically reduce the infection risk. Additionally, using the latest technology to monitor soil moisture, provides critical information to avoid moisture stress, which can increase the negative impact for vines with eutypa present.