After the 'relaxing harvest', we can't hang around too long - we have 2011 to think about!
Well, here in Marlborough the hum of sprayers, trimmers and leaf pluckers has died down and they've been replaced by bird scarers and net winders. This only means one thing - harvest is here!
January/February is a busy time in the vineyard - especially for Sauvignon Blanc. The workers are busy lifting wires, mowing, trimming, spraying and irrigating row upon row of vines.
In Hawkes Bay flowering is well underway, the cold snap that came through the first week of this month has slowed things down a bit.
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