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Road To Organics

By Rebecca Collins, 27 February 2019. Posted in Escarpment, Horticulture, Uncategorized

After three solid years of transition I take great pleasure announcing that Escarpment’s vineyards are now BioGro certified. This includes our single vineyard blocks Kiwa, Te Rehua and Kupe. When Larry McKenna approached Vine Managers…

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Organic Trial – No More Herbicides

By Rebecca Collins, 4 October 2015. Posted in Horticulture, Uncategorized

  Recently here at Escarpment we have been busy setting up a 3 year trial to look at effective ways to manage the undervine area without using herbicides. The driver behind this organic management is to take…

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The Calm (ripening) Before The Storm (harvest)

By Rebecca Collins, 16 March 2015. Posted in Escarpment, Horticulture

The Season What a great summer it has been for sun and heat worshipers like myself. We have had seemingly endless days of clear skies, dry conditions and wonderful heat. Up until very recently I…

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Optimistic About A Great Vintage

By Rebecca Collins, 29 January 2015. Posted in Escarpment, Escarpment Wines, Horticulture, Vintage

  The great thing about working on the land with crops is that no two seasons are ever exactly the same. Vintages and seasons can be great, average or bad, or a mixture of all…

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By Rebecca Collins, 10 December 2014. Posted in Escarpment, Escarpment Wines, Horticulture, Martinborough Wines

  As far as events in the vineyard calendar go, flowering is up there with the most important. I however have always felt a bit hard done by when it comes to grape flowers. The…

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