The cold temperatures and short days of a Central Otago winter continue to drag on. So does pruning. The pruning team will take advantage of a fresh fall of snow on the mountains for a welcome break to enjoy some skiing at the nearby ski fields.

Blair spent the early part of winter on an extensive trip visiting markets in Canada and the USA. Later in the month he will attending events in Australia along with visiting trade customers in Auckland and Wellington. Nigel has been busy in the UK with various tastings and events while also visiting Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

The 2013 Block 2 Chardonnay and Block 5 Pinot Noir will be carefully racked from barrel later in the month for bottling. The 2014 Rieslings will also be racked off lees and readied for bottling. The 2014’s Pinot Noirs are  resting in the cold cellars; a recent tasting showed this is a very exciting vintage.
The end of the month will start bringing the first welcome signs of spring with the fruit trees coming out in blossom.
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