The cold temperatures and short days of a Central Otago winter continue to drag on. So does pruning. A fresh fall of snow on the surrounding mountains will see the pruning team take a welcome break to enjoy some skiing at the nearby ski fields. By the end of the month, the first welcome signs of spring will pleasingly appear with the fruit trees coming out in spectacular blossom.
 
The 2016 Block 2 and Block 6 Chardonnays and Block 5 and Calvert Pinot Noirs will be carefully racked from barrel ready for bottling. The 2017 Rieslings will also be racked off lees and bottled. The 2017 Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are resting in the cold cellars; a recent tasting showed this to be another exciting and exacting vintage. 

The construction of our new office, expanded cellar door and Waenga room has been completed for almost a year now.  It has been a great pleasure to host our visitors (please note, by prior appointment only now), in such lovely new surroundings; and in a more detailed and dedicated manner.

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.