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Advisor’s spring observations: differences are slight

By Bart Arnst, Viticultural Consultant Bart Arnst is advising the focus vineyards on organic management and visits the sites throughout the season. Marlborough. With a cool dry start to spring, there were fears that we would see the same slow growth experienced last season in the organic Pinot Noir portion of the Focus Vineyard. Although […]

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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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Spring into Summer: Managing the organic blocks

By Bart Arnst, Viticultural Consultant Bart Arnst is advisor to the focus vineyards, helping the focus vineyard managers to formulate their organic management plans. All three focus vineyards have now had their field days in the last few weeks. The first field day at each site was generally to inform attendees of the project, its […]

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