Saturday, April 4, 2009

2009 Vintage Update

Vintage 2009 officially began back in March with a small pick of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for our bubbly base. Cooler weather slowed down ripening and, after a two week delay, we began picking in earnest on April 1.

It is still early days but I am very excited with the quality of fruit coming into the winery. Our Chardonnay is looking phenomenal, with fantastic acid structure and the Pinot Noir is pristine.

If the weather is kind to us it looks like 2009 could be a classic Marlborough vintage!
- Clive Dougall, Winemaker

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