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 low on the hills around us and the pruning team are dreaming of swapping secateurs for ski poles.

The first of the 2016 Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays have been released and are finding their way to our many and varied markets around the world. The 2016 vintage wines, from this warmer and more forward vintage, are settling down well and have been gaining in stature and depth. It always surprises us the metamorphosis that wines from a warmer year undergo, whereas the character from a cooler year is more evident and more consistent immediately after the bottling. We’re enjoying watching the 2016’s develop as the 2017’s in barrel are very cold and rather unyielding in their pre-malolactic youthful state. But suffice to say it’s an exciting year, albeit a smaller one.

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