JulyThat pruning just keeps on happening... a hundred and twenty thousand vines... easy to write... just try to do each one by hand.
With many days not getting much above zero degrees the time has come for some curling on the outside dams within the Central Otago region and if conditions prevail then perhaps a Bonspiel will be called. Snow is on the hills around us, and the pruning team are dreaming of swapping secateurs for ski poles. The first of the 2013 Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays have been released and are finding their way to our varied markets around the world. The warmer 2013 vintage has made broader wines with a softer acidity that makes them drink well as younger wines. However, importantly, they do have sufficient substance and backbone to allow them to also age gracefully.