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Harvest 2009: New Zealand Vintners Pick in Fair Weather

Felton Road winemaker, Blair Walter, is quoted in Wine Spectator’s 2009 New Zealand Harvest Report:

“Blair Walter, winemaker at Felton Road in Central Otago, considers 2009 a very good vintage for Pinot. There was some concern it would be a late season due to a cool, wet February, but warm weather throughout March helped ripen the grapes. Felton Road started picking in the first week of April, an early harvest for the winery. “It’s hard to say if its going to be as good as 2007,” Blair said. “The structure of the wine is there.”

To read the entire harvest report click here.

Augustus Weed, June 2, 2009
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Harvest 2009: New Zealand Vintners Pick in Fair Weather