Blackenbrook Gewurztraminer in spring, Nelson, New Zealand
The vineyard looks incredibly healthy and lush, loving the warm spring sun interspersed with regular gentle rainfall.

We can literally watch the young shoots extend - they average a staggering 2cm of growth per day!

It's these bright green leaves that produce the energy for the new canopy and next year's crop.

In the center of the photo you can see the tiny flower head - also called inflorescence. It will more than double in size before flowering can commence in a month's time.