It was pruning time at the Doehole Vineyard site for Amber Valley Wines at the weekend and a determined bunch of our shareholders joined Barry (Duncan had booked a weekend away !) to get the all important first job of the year done & dusted in record time.

A big thank you goes out to our intrepid volunteers the vineyard was beautifully pruned in just a few hours.

Initially a bit cloudy, the wind, which in the sheltered vineyard wasn’t too bad, warmed and the skies cleared and lead into a lovely warm afternoon – perfect for pruning.

Barry’s wife, Kat, had baked up a storm and supplied chocolate muffins with ganache swirls on top and very popular maple and pecan topped shortbreads that disappeared in no time.  The new shed provided a great little base to work from.

Next up is a couple of evenings or a weekend day of tying down later in April, or early May.

Look out for dates – the wine will be on Duncan – his penance for taking a weekend away and not leaving the wine behind!

And I’m sure I can persuade Kat to bake more maple and pecan shortbreads!

Thanks again to all who took part in what proved to be an amazing day!



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