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news: another vintage just around the corner

We’ve just this week finished getting the nets on at the vineyard which will give us a chance to take a bit of a breather and start to focus on getting the 2020 Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Palisander Riesling into bottle before we start to pick some fruit! After a relatively mild summer and a wet (for us) winter last year, everything is looking positive heading into the final corner. This year for the first time, we’ll pick some fruit from the young vines that were planted in 2017 – it’s about time started to pay for themselves! It will only be tiny amounts, but I can’t wait to see how the new clones of Pinot taste and to check out how the Chardonnay performs.

Having a little bit of a gap before vintage starts will also mean that we can catch up on our schedule for planting an additional two hectares this year, as well as firm up our plans for building a vineyard shed. My sidekick Bryn is looking forward to having some more amenities onsite, to say the least!

Samantha Connew