Getting Dressed

I love this time of year here out at Waipara , New Zealand. All the vineyards are gearing up towards harvest and the vines are full of fruit. The promise of what this vintage will bring us hangs in the air. But, the best part? The nets. There is something magical about the birdnetting. When my mind is waxing lyrical I imagine the vines are all dressed up likes brides, breathlessly waiting for the big event: the harvest. Enough rambling from me, here are some pictures of Waipara getting dressed up.

Overlooking the nets from the courtyard here at Mountford

Nets on at Mountford

Nets on the Gradient and Hommage blocks

Clear blue sky overlooking nets in Waipara

Alternative style nets used elsewhere in Waipara

Nets covering the hills at a large vineyard here in Waipara


About mountfordestate

A boutique vineyard and winery set on a hillside in a stunning park-like environment in the Waipara region of Canterbury New Zealand. Established in 1991 plantings include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling. CP Lin's elegant, stylish, and unforgettable burgandian style wines have an international following.
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2 Responses to Getting Dressed

  1. Esther Charves says:

    Kathryn seeing all these beautiful photo’s make me miss Waipara ever so much. Think about your wonderful staff and your luscious wine so very often, wish I could purchase it here in Boston…. Cheers to all of you!!!!

    • Esther, thank you for your lovely comment. Our ‘luscious wine’ (I love that, I may have to use that statement) is hopefully available in your area in the near future. And as always you are welcome to come visit anytime!

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