The cold temperatures and short days of a Central Otago winter continue to drag on. So does pruning. The pruning team will take advantage of a fresh fall of snow on the mountains for a welcome break to enjoy some skiing at the nearby ski fields.
 
The 2015 Block 2 and Block 6 Chardonnays and Block 5 Pinot Noir will be carefully racked from barrel ready for bottling. The 2016 Rieslings will also be racked off lees and bottled. The 2016 Pinot Noirs are resting in the cold cellars; a recent tasting showed this is another exciting vintage. 

The end of the month will start bringing the first welcome signs of spring with the fruit trees coming out in blossom. The construction of our new office, expanded cellar door and visitor reception areas are expected to be completed this month. Expect some big changes on your next visit!

After a lot of thought we have decided not to use Facebook or Twitter. We like longer conversations and for them to be personal not public. If we did it, it would be because it is a fashion and not because our heart is in it and that doesn’t feel right. So please email, or much better come and see us.