We're just a few days into the start of harvesting vintage 2022. Our Pinot Gris and Chardonnay have been bought in and tomorrow we'll start on the Pinot Noir. It's always an exciting time in the vineyard - the end of a years work which started with pruning in May last year. And there's a buzz in the winery as the fruit comes in.
But this is a vintage like no other - with Frank, Anna, Andrew and Jamie all living on site in order to avoid covid and make sure harvest can carry on. With a small team, just the loss of one person could make it tough on everyone else but there was an underlying worry about everyone getting ill at the same time - and you don't get a second chance with grapes - we need to bring them in when they're just perfect!