Hot Weather Puts Harvest Three Weeks Ahead

Our General Manager and Founding Viticulturist, Nick Gill, was featured in The Press last week commenting on the state of play for this harvest.

“Hot weather leading up tothe new year has accelerated crop growth by about two to three weeks compared with last year’s dismal summer season.

Viticulturist Nick Gill who manages vineyards in the Waipara area north of Christchurch said hot weather had given a great start to the season, although some rain would be welcome.

Organising labour to pick grapes at harvest could become an issue but Greystone and Muddy Waters vineyards where he worked had their own team and also relied on travellers with work visas at the peak harvest.”

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