The crew picked 11 tons today in record time. For the math whizzes, this is the equivalent of 11,000 kgs x 62% juice extraction rate / 0.75 liters per bottle or 9,093 bottles of PN! No wonder why the team was proud at the end of the day. From left to right, Edouard, Miran, Julien and Corentin.
Corentin (being from Belgium) will probably object to this, but our little enclave is slowly becoming known as the Little Paris of Central Otago. This picture was taken as we enter the final stretch of the 2014 harvest. From left to right, Edouard, Antony, Julien and Corentin.
This is a picture of the grapes fermenting inside a large tank. Those grapes were picked on the first day of harvest and will be part of the bottle you drink in 2016.
We are at the half mark of the 2014 harvest. So far so good. Everybody is in great spirit and the fruit is looking amazing. A deserved drink at the end of the day and tomorrow is a day off for the team. Back at it on Sunday!
Come join Beth Ann on Friday, April 4 from 5-7pm at Pemberton Farms Marketplace in Cambridge where she will be pouring all three Twelfth Night wines. Sip some wine and stock up on all your gourmet food and wine needs!