Mission Estate’s Mere Road vineyard features Merlot and Syrah, growing on Hawkes Bay's Gimblett Gravels.

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Organic and conventional net similar results in Hawkes Bay, year one

By Caine Thompson Viticulturist, Mission Estate With the completion of year one of the organics project at our Mere Road vineyard, we turn to the onset of year two of the program after learning a lot about different growing systems over the past twelve months. A challenging season in Hawkes Bay put significant pressure on […]

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Budburst and the first organic audit

By Caine Thompson, Viticulturist, Mission Estate The growing season is underway after a slightly delayed budburst due to cooler soil temperatures coming out of the winter period. All varieties have now burst bud, with fairly even shoot growth and extension across most varieties. As temperatures begin to warm, shoot growth is rapidly advancing with vine […]

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