Spring at award-winning Blackenbrook Vineyard, Nelson, New Zealand
Our vines burst into growth a good two week's early this year - let's keep the fingers crossed for Jack Frost to stay away!

Many of the new shoots appear as twins, like the Gewurztraminer in this photo. Our team is systematically removing the weaker shoot, halving the amount of canes each vine will grow. This also halves the potential crop and reduces leaf congestion - the first step towards a healthy and concentrated 2021 vintage!