It was a gorgeous day for picking our 2015 vintage of Pinot Gris, so we took a few photos so you can see how the magic works …
Growing vines on the free draining stony river terraces in Crownthorpe, Hawke’s Bay, gives our wine its unique flavour.
Ashton and Josephine discussing Hãhã wine business.
The wonders of modern technology – this machine picks the grapes from the vines.
The machine trundles up and down each row shaking the grapes off.
The grapes are sorted and transferred from the machine into bins.
Check out those beautiful grapes – the future luscious Pinot Gris.
The next part of the process is tipping the grapes into the press.
The grapes are pressed, extracting the juice into the tanks, with the empty grape skins falling out below.
Ashton tasting some freshly pressed Pinot Gris grape juice.
Ashton and our winemaker Emma surrounded by cool tanks of delicious juice.