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Natasha Woods
Summer has arrived

Summer has arrived

This time of the year as the weather starts to warm up the shoots are growing very quickly. As the shoots get longer the small unfertilised flowers that appear as miniature bunches of grapes become easier to see. It’s possible to count them to get a potential estimate of the amount of fruit we may get at harvest however nothing is certain until after flowering which is in a few weeks time when the flowers start to become berries.Spring & Summer in Marlborough is all about bud burst and the vine growth. This is the beginning of a sequence of...

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Natasha Woods
Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air

We are just starting to get the emergence of this season’s shoots which will create a sea of green across the vineyard. A sure sign spring is here. The Tupari vineyard site is a unique, it has it’s own specific mesoclimate created by the geographical location. What does this mean? It means our site produces wines with distinctive characteristics! This year the start of spring was slightly cooler than last year which delays the bud burst. In turn this affects the ripening and ultimately the flavors our grapes produce, so when we say out site is unique, we mean exactly...

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