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January 2016

Happy New Year - 2 Jan 16

Domain Road Vineyard - Happy New Year - <p>Who said clay modeling wasn't fun!!</p>

Who said clay modeling wasn't fun!!

Just to dispel any lingering notions that vineyard work is somehow romantic - one of the team after spending most of New Years Eve trying to sort out irrigation problems .....Happy New Year everyone!!

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New Year update - 2 Jan 16

    Domain Road Vineyard - New Year update - <p>Looking trim and you can see why we need to irrigate!</p>

    Looking trim and you can see why we need to irrigate!

  • New Year update - <p>Looking trim and you can see why we need to irrigate!</p>
  • New Year update - <p>Fruit set </p>

Vines don't recognise Statutory holidays (or any other holiday for that matter!) so whilst some of you may be relaxing enjoying the sun of Central Otago the vines just keep growing!  This means it is a busy time in the vineyard for Fiona and her team.  The grapes have finished flowering and the fruit set is looking good.  Between now and mid-February when veraison occurs (the point when the fruit starts to ripen and change colour) we will be busy with canopy management ensuring that the canopy stays open so the grapes have sunlight which aids ripening and boosts airflow to minimise the risk of disease.  In this regard we have just done our first trim in the vineyard.

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