What's Happening: Autumn 2021 Vineyard Update

What's Happening:  Autumn 2021 Vineyard Update

Harvest is well and truly underway with this year being the earliest start to vintage to date. We began with our Pinot Gris in early February – three weeks ahead of previous seasons. Activity in the vineyard and the winery is in full swing as around seventy five percent of our fruit has been brought in, with the only grapes left to harvest being our later ripening varietals Montepulciano, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Although rain has loomed over us for the last week, it seems the protection of the Hauraki Gulf prevails. Conditions have been relatively settled over the harvest period, allowing our Viticulturist and his team to pick fruit without any adverse weather pressure. Although not as hot as the record-breaking drought years of 2019 and 2020, this vintage has been long, calm and dry with fruit looking outstanding across all varietals.