Archive | September, 2013

Project results in the news

We will soon be releasing our annual report, with full results from the focus vineyards’ 2012-13 growing season. In the meantime, here are a few recent news articles about the project, including the vineyard managers’ reflections on the results they’ve seen in the vineyard: From Hawkes Bay: “Organic study killing off many perceptions” From Marlborough: […]

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Getting life into the soil

By Ben Burridge Viticultural Technician, Wither Hills Jacqueline Maclaurin, who managed the Organic Focus Vineyard for the last two years at Wither Hills, has moved on to manage Wither Hills’ Rarangi Vineyard. Thanks to Jacqueline for all her hard work, and welcome to Ben, who will be steering the vineyard through the final season of […]

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Spring preparations in Hawkes Bay

By Caine Thompson Viticulturist, Mission Estate The winter period in Hawkes Bay was relatively mild, with adequate winter chilling. Spring is now well upon us with budburst almost upon the Merlot and Syrah on the focus vineyard. The springlike conditions began a little earlier than usual, with warm temperatures pushing bud swell before a few […]

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