Pair of fawn and white runner ducks
This image was captured at Granton Vineyard in southern Tasmania. It shows a pair of fawn and white runner ducks.
Runner ducks were originally bred in Southeast Asia for their high egg production and excellent mobility. They eat weed seeds, insects, slugs and other bugs. As they are light in weight, there is also less chance of them trampling vegetation in gardens and vineyards.
The 25ha Granton site is home to the wines of fifth-generation winemaker Steve Lubiana. The Lubiana family create cool climate, artisan wines from grape to glass in Australia's picturesque Derwent Valley.
Sustainable biodynamic vineyard practices and a state of the art on-site winery ensure complex New World wines of excellence and distinction that merit comparison with those of the Old World.
Stefano Lubiana Wines is rated 5 red stars in the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2013.
In May 2010, Decanter's Andrew Jefford named Steve Lubiana as one of Australia's ten bravest winemakers: 'their wines accurately, uncompromisingly and sometimes beautifully reflect their origins. They are like nothing else on earth."
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