We purchased the vineyard in 2003. Our first job was to install frost protection, a flipper system, which has been worth it's weight in grapes! We also had to finish trellising some of the blocks of grapes. Our first vintage in 2004 was only 45 cases and Braided River was born!
We had a degree in Agricultural Science and a background in farming to stand us in good stead - plus the wonderful people a Lincoln University - to help us through the first vintages.We truly are a family run vineyard, with 3 generations in the vineyard at various stages throughout the year.
The lovely Alun helping with harvest..
Vineyard images taken during harvest 2013.