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Winepress – May 2020

This issue of Winepress looks at:

Harvest 2020
Marlborough wine companies are counting their luck, after harvesting the 2020 vintage amidst a national lockdown. But the vintage will be remembered for more than winery bubbles and Covid-19 precautions, with excellent fruit in the tank.

Pruning Tactics
Pruning Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc immediately after harvest can substantially extend the pruning season, with no increased risk of trunk disease. That’s one of the findings in a fact sheet on pruning options under a labour shortage.

Pyramid Vines
Developing a bespoke vineyard on the award-winning Pyramid Farm is a “once in a lifetime opportunity”, says viticulturist Richard Hunter.

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