This is a wonderful time of year in Hawke’s Bay and we head into summer having made it through the early parts of spring without the threat of heavy frosts creating issues in our vineyards. Our vines are very content and showing excellent fruiting potential. Usually Labour weekend marks the end of the real drama, although you never know when a streaking southerly from the Antarctic can bring icy conditions. The vineyards are really showing their strength in this warm, dry and relatively windless start to spring so it has been a great introduction to the growing season.
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