A head start on the grape harvest

This vineyard of Villa Maria Pinot Gris grapes on George Reynolds’ property in Newstead Lane at Makaraka has been picked today. Picture by Paul Rickard

VIGNERONS have made a start on harvesting some early season grape varieties around the Poverty Bay Flats, but the start of the main grape harvest is still a few weeks away.

Long-time grower and former winegrowers president Doug Bell said they had been keeping an eye on the weather.

“So far the grape crop looks to be in very good condition,” he said.

“Now we’ve got to just wait on the weather.”

VIGNERONS have made a start on harvesting some early season grape varieties around the Poverty Bay Flats, but the start of the main grape harvest is still a few weeks away.

Long-time grower and former winegrowers president Doug Bell said they had been keeping an eye on the weather.

“So far the grape crop looks to be in very good condition,” he said.

“Now we’ve got to just wait on the weather.”

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