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Waipara Valley Update - Home Block, The Deans & The Mound Vineyard December 2012

Vineyard team hard at work in Waipara

Spring started in Mid-September for Waipara with the Chardonnay first to bud burst, followed by the Pinots, Riesling and Sauvignon.

With bud burst we are on high alert for spring frosts and have had 17 events this year. The last time the helicopter flew was the 8th of November, fighting hard to keep the frost at bay.

Spring so far has been rather cold and growth slow. The weather is looking to improve from now on just in time for flower.

We have a large crew of seasonal workers in the vineyard, about 30 people from all over the world. They are working their way through the shoot thinning, bud rubbing and wire lifting.

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