Hunter's Happenings

What’s been happening at Hunter’s Wines.


Olive Harvest

June is Olive month and this year we purchased an Italian made Olive harvester to more efficiently get the olives off the trees and to the olive mill as quickly as possible. The crop was heavy, and we now have a very good supply of olive oil. It is always a favourite with visitors to the Cellar Door and a steady purchase from the mail order offer.





Halswell Wine Tasting

Inus continued to fly the flag hosting another winetasting event in Halswell. Attendees always appreciate seeing a face behind the brand and it is always a good opportunity to introduce people to some new varieties that they may not have tried before. The popular wines on the night were …..







NMIT Visit

Students from the viticulture/wine course at the NMIT – Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology visited the winery to get a closer look at the practical side of wine making. Inus showed them around the tank farm, the wastewater system and the marc pit.






A total of 600 plants comprising Swamp Sedge, ToeToe, Cabbage Tree, Manuka, Swamp Flax, Mingmingi, Lowland Ribbon Wood and Kowhai have now been planted around the eastern end of the Delta Vineyard stream and the southern side of the waterhole.

The plants have guards around them to facilitate establishment and for ease of maintenance.

This is an exciting first step in what is planned to be a three-year project.

We have now placed the order for the 600 plants needed for Stage 2 of the project. These will go into the ground in May 2022.


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Vintage 2021

A picture tells a story better than words, so we have selected our favorite photos from the hectic three weeks of vintage to best represent some of the action.

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