As we endure this dreary, rainy day, take satisfaction in knowing that Hawke’s Bay’s 2015 wine harvest has begun.

From the hand pickers …

To the mechanical harvesters … [click image to view video]

Here’ s hoping for another great Hawke’s Bay vintage.

Tom Belford

P.S. BayBuzz is producing a ‘coffee table’ book, a history telling the fascinating stories of Hawke’s Bay winemaking, written by Mark Sweet (with a ‘vineyard to bottle’ essay by Peter Cowley), photographed by Tim Whittaker, and designed by Max Parks, for publication in November. A project supported by WineWorks. Stay tuned!

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3 Comments

  1. just think , if we had more water stored in dams we can continue to have more crops. Unlike malboroughs water shortages means less grapes, less work, less money in the economy.

    Go the Dam

  2. “Ben Keehanon March 16th, 2015 5:09 pm just think , if we had more water stored in dams we can continue to have more crops. Unlike malboroughs water shortages means less grapes, less work, less money in the economy.
    Go the Dam”

    Great idea , however “the Dam” is in the wrong place to provide water for grapes and plains crops etc, could be wrong but I’m quite sure there has never been any intention to pipe water to the Heretaunga Plains to relieve the aquifer and grow more crops.
    Hans

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