Four seasons in one day.
We are always amused by people from points north who tell us they’ve always wanted to come to New Zealand because "it’s sooo beautiful – we saw Lord of the Rings." Great films, but not entirely flattering if one was a tourist – the great Peter Jackson turned our verdant isles into hell on earth – Mordor, for heaven’s sake!
Nevertheless, it is true that we can get some alarming weather at this time of year, when anything can happen – snow, frost, drought, floods. That’s Spring for you. That’s the catch when your vineyards teeter on a geographically mad edge of viability at 45 degrees south. But also here the cosmic dice are thrown that can end up with the World’s Greatest Pinots!
Here, the Proprietor grabbed a shot of weather passing above our Gibbston vineyard. Beautiful, and a little scary. too – Non?
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