Archive | March, 2012

Pre-harvest field days throughout the regions

By Bart Arnst, Viticultural Consultant The third set of Focus Vineyard field days has recently been completed, with the variation between regions and sites becoming clearer. All regions had approximately 50 attendees, with both Marlborough and Central Otago dodging showers as a cool weather front moved up the country. Wither Hills was fortunate that members of the […]

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Erosion, irrigation, & growth: comparing organic & conventional

By Max Marriott Assistant Vineyard Manager, Gibbston Valley Wines School House Vineyard The latest field day at the Central Otago Focus Vineyard on Wednesday the 7th of March followed on from a series of rainfalls in January and February. Almost half of the annual rainfall for the region occurred over six weeks, with three particular events […]

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