Now that winter is upon us it's time for pruning. At the moment we have approximately 250 contractors working in ten teams on pruning, triming and stripping the vines.
The prunings are then either turned into mulch or made into bales for an energy source. Approximately 10% of all our vine prunings are baled and then seasoned for up to 6 months, to ensure they burn cleanly. This process eliminates over 180 tonnes of CO2 per year. We're the only winery in New Zealand to use vines as an energy source. Find out more about this process here.