This issue of Winepress looks at:
Marlborough has had a “dream run” in the lead-up to the 2020 harvest, with excellent flowering, sunny weather and little disease pressure. “Who wouldn’t be happy with weather like this?”Asks Mike Insley from Yealands.
Winemakers are working massive hours over vintage, with many going seven to eight weeks without a day off, according to the recent Winemaker Survey conducted by Wine Marlborough.
Marlborough wine growers have retained the status quo for surface water irrigation in the Proposed Marlborough Environment Plan, but need to future proof against water scarcity, says Wine Marlborough general manager Marcus Pickens.
Plus a heap more!