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Winepress – March 2020

This issue of Winepress looks at:

Harvest 2020

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.

 

Vintage Hours

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.

 

Environment Plan

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.

 

Read the March 2020 issue here. 

Plus a heap more!

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