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Sherwood Estate - Sherwood Estate Wines - Canterbury - New Zealand
Sherwood Estate Wines celebrating 25 years of winegrowing
24 April 2014
Harvest is in full swing
We are almost 3/4 of the way through harvest with only Riesling, Pinot Gris and Syrah left to pick. The team are busy working around the clock to get the fruit in. The constant rain hasn't helped the situation at all. The winery has been processing fruit 24/7 for the last three weeks - the biggest day was last Tuesday when 100 tonne of fruit was processed. We have 31 open top fermenters full of Pinot Noir that is being hand plunged 3 times a day. The team are also fitting in bottlings, labelling and dispatching orders.
The vineyard crew are busy taking the remaining nets of the Pinot Gris at our Terraces vineyard, Riesling at our McKenzies Road vineyard and our Georges Road vineyard.