27 Mar 2020

View from the Vines: Grape harvest in a pandemic

From Country Life, 9:13 pm on 27 March 2020
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Photo: RNZ/Sally Round

The coronavirus outbreak has meant tricky times for grape growers in the midst of harvest.

There are fewer workers around to bring in the grapes and many winegrowers like John Douglas of Te Hera Vineyard were caught short as the country went into lockdown on Wednesday night.

Sally Round's following John over the year in our View from the Vines series and earlier this week, before the lockdown and with all safety precautions taken, she dropped in to lend a hand.