Scramble to bring in stunning harvest

By: Danny Stowers

Drought conditions that have devastated farms in much of the country have proved a major boon for Matakana vineyards.

Matakana Winegrowers president Hegman Foster says 2020 is shaping up to be a great year for local wines and will perhaps rival the excellent 2010 vintage, produced in a similarly dry year.

“The dry conditions, the extended sunshine hours and the heat, all these things help,” he says.

“I think the reds will probably be where this is noticed most – things like syrah and some of the Italian red varietals.”... read more

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