The regional heat of the Silver Secateurs pruning competition was held yesterday on our Clouston vineyard after the first date was postponed due to the threat of hail and rain. The day dawned bright and warm – perfect pruning weather and a very large crowd of Wairarapa pruners arrived – either to compete or support their workmates. We had two teams entered and knew the competition would be tough. After a sterling effort our ace team of Kyra (cutting), Sophie (pulling) and Johnny (tying down) came in second place – only 1.2 marks off the winning team. As they had never done competitive pruning before it was an awesome effort. Richard Riddiford has given our girls a bottle of the 2007 bubbles each for the great effort. Well done team.
You might be surprised at how much happens around here while we go about our business of making our wine, winning awards and looking after the Estate. Some of it even gets written about. For the rest, you'll need to visit us.