Growing Grapes

Although Na Clachan Wine Tours focus mainly on the final product of the Marlborough wine industry – tasting wine – it is interesting to look at some of the production methods of growing grapes. We think that knowing a little about how the vines are grown makes the day’s...
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Tasting at Omaka Springs

Finally I did it.  I have been meaning to go along and have a wine tasting at Omaka Springs out for several months.  It’s a bit like my blogging and Facebook.  Great intentions, rubbish activity.  So after an afternoon pulling weeds I decided to head out.  And it was well...
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Vineyard Management of frosts

With a mild winter and spring in Marlborough, the vines seem to be getting a bit ahead of themselves.  The buds have started to burst, particularly for chardonnay and some gewürztraminer, varieties that are always early to show their spring colours.  Whilst on the one hand, we welcome another...
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Walks around Marlborough

Marlborough has a great choice of walks for a range of fitnesses and levels of expertise.  Within forty minutes’ drive of Na Clachan Cottages you can select a walk along a beach, river, coastal path, farm park, beech forest or to the summit of one of the peaks in...
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