After two years of drought, the valley and vineyard are looking extraordinarily green this year. Steady, repeated rain has brought up soil moisture and given excellent shoot growth. Shoot thinning is the focus for the moment, this ensures good spacing between shoots and in turn lowers disease risks and moderates yield. The Block Eight Sauvignon Blanc from 2016 vintage has been fermented in old barrels and is going dry, soon we will be moving it from barrel to tank to prepare for bottling. Our newest release however is the Bellbird Spring Dry Pinot Gris 2016, this can be purchased through our website with free delivery within NZ.
Wishing you all a happy and safe summer,