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July 2, 2020

2020 harvest capped with first wine

The first wine from 2020 is in the bottle and ready to drink. The time it takes from grape to...

June 18, 2020

Planting for the good of the vines… and the land

When it comes to plants, we’re rather partial to Vitis vinifera. After all, these vines produce the grapes we use...

May 25, 2020

Pruning our pruning process

The Kiwi spirit of number 8 wire is alive and well on our Marlborough vineyards. When we couldn’t get our...

May 7, 2020

Simply the best vintage

Simply the best. The Tina Turner song that has become the staple of weddings and team building days aptly describes...

April 19, 2020

Good winemaking makes organic winemaking easy

To preserve the distinct qualities of different wines, we keep them separate. That gives our winemakers more options to make...

March 27, 2020

Harvest brings smiles behind face masks

The best harvest in ten years under probably the strangest conditions. Our Marlborough vineyard and winemaking teams are absolutely delighted...

March 17, 2020

How harvest starts – with Irongate Chardonnay

Most every year, we start harvest with Irongate Chardonnay. Not a glass of it (though that would be fitting!) but...

March 9, 2020

Great wine is the net result

As we approach harvest and the grapes go through veraison, they don’t only get attractive to us humans. In the...

January 24, 2020

A drop for the thirsty

If you’re feeling a bit parched on a hot summer’s day, just imagine how thirsty the vines can get when...

December 13, 2019

Getting set to make wine for at least another 100 years

After making wine for more than 100 years, like we have at Babich, you get a different perspective. You take...