A Leaf Day becoming a Fruit Day at 0200
That 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 2015 Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays have been released and are finding their way to our many and varied markets around the world.
The excellent 2015 vintage has provided wines with beautiful poise and finesse. They express great detail and precision with a transparency that vividly shows their vineyard origins. They are exciting wines at this young stage and we look forward to watching them develop.