Young Sauvignon Blanc vines at our Nelson family vineyardFor the first time since 2007 we are planting a new vineyard block!  With growing demand from our main export markets Japan and Germany, we have decided to increase our production of Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc - exciting times!

Luckily we still have lots of bare land - and the sheep just might have to move over a bit.

The posts were put in iduring winter.  This week we've planted the vines with a small team, and wires, vineyard-stakes, grow-guards and irrigation will follow next week.  It's school holiday, so we'll have the kids helping us, fantastic!

Hopefully the vines will establish quickly and might produce their first small crop next season, for vintage 2017!  Stay tuned for updates of our newest vineyard!