At this time of year, more time is spent in the vines than on a desk chair. Watering schedules, grape sampling for optimum picking times, machinery preparation and then mechanical harvesting, hand picking and of course the distribution or processing of the fruit. It can be manic, there can be yelling but overall it is a great example of teamwork with a decent amount of sweat. The rewards come with the sunrises and sunsets and perhaps a nice cold beer for breakfast.
Enjoy our picture gallery so far and the next time you drink an Oliver’s Taranga Wine you can think of all the dusty, sticky boots that made it happen.