The vineyard is looking autumnal… A cover crop of lupins and oats has been sown in alternate rows in the organic blocks. One of the goals is to increase nitrogen levels. Yeast available nitrogen (YAN) was low in the organic Pinot Noir this year.
By Max Marriott Assistant Vineyard Manager, Vinewise Viticulture The growing season leading up to harvest in Central Otago – like much of the country – was dry. Spectacular, but dry. Our irrigation stations at the School House vineyard were on 24/7 for several weeks during and after veraison, in a bid to keep up with […]
By Caine Thompson Viticulturist, Mission Estate The autumn period was warm and settled which provided consistent conditions for a speedy veraison as we moved through to harvest. The quality of fruit was very high with intense flavours developing very early in March, which signaled that harvest could be slightly earlier than experienced in previous years. […]