Story: Viticulture

Hand-harvesting (1st of 2)


Grapes are still harvested by hand on small vineyards or where top-quality fruit is required for special wine vintages. Hand-harvesting is expensive and labour-intensive. These grapes are being picked in the Gibbston valley, near Queenstown, in May 2005.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 14 May 2005, p. 34
Photograph by Craig Baxter

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Viticulture - Vine management', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008