Vintage Reports

Vintage 2022

Vintage 2022

As we say, every harvest tells a story and 2022 has its own. With borders closed and Covid in the region we developed a solid plan for our team heading into harvest. This year, we had a higher percentage of inexperienced staff, but they were young and enthusiastic. We worked around the clock for several weeks, the team rallied and we made it through.  This was our largest vintage for several years closing out at 2,438 tonnes. Towards the end it became a game of chess, moving juice and new wines around the winery very strategically so that all tanks...

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Vintage 2021

Vintage 2021

Harvest 2021 officially kicked off on March 1st and finished on April 7th. This vintage we were able to take a very hands-off approach – the only thing we really needed to consider was when to harvest, based on the flavour and acidity balance in the fruit.

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Vintage 2020

Vintage 2020

A harvest like no other before. We banded together (at safe distance) and worked around the clock in ‘bubbles’ to get the fruit into the winery in a safe and timely manner.

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Vintage 2019

Vintage 2019

Harvest 2019 will go down as one of the driest and lowest cropping years we have seen. Our Waihopai Valley vineyards had mixed fortunes during flowering which resulted in some varieties having low berry numbers and small crops.

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