Photos: Hawkes Bay Syrah

There were no visible differences in the growth of the organic and conventional Syrah during the 2011-12 season. Without the herbicide strip under the conventional vines and the cultivated strip under the organic, it would be hard to tell the two apart. In these photos conventional is on the left, organic on the right. This was the vineyard’s first year in organic conversion.

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Above: late spring, 24 Nov 2012

Above: summer, 21 Dec 2011

Above: late summer, Feb 2012

Conventional Syrah, 23 Feb 2012

Organic Syrah, 23 Feb 2012