Its mid summer and while most of New Zealand basks in the sun, our vineyard team work through one of the busiest times of the year. The grapes have just started to color up and are suddenly looking very attractive to the feathered enemies that stalk from above. So – the team have been hard out putting on nets to keep those birds away from our precious grapes. Its been savage work, in unrelenting heat with huge winds undoing a lot of that hard work, and damaging the nets. But the workers have been doing some big hours, long weeks and we will soon be fully netted and safe from the sky raiders.
As part of out initiative to reduce the usage of sprays, we have planted wild flowers in areas that used to be controlled with sprays. Reducing sprays benefits the land, the local fauna and even us humans as we have a gorgeous colorful panorama to look out on.
Look through the photos below to view our wild flower initiative and the great netting project