This week in vineyard photos: drones, buds, caterpillars

Vineyards and wineries can post some photos to social media that let us know what’s going on in their corner of the world. Here are a few worthwhile ones:

craggy range vineyard drone
Starting in the southern hemisphere, this one is a photo of the Craggy Range Te Muna Road vineyard in New Zealand. It’s taken by drone and, since you know our love of all things drone and wine related, we had to post it for you. Queried via DM, the folks at Craggy Range said the drone belonged to an employee and was used for fun, not in any particular vineyard application.

rhys vineyard horseshoe
This is from Rhys Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains, posted with the comment “Very warm weather has really accelerated #vintage2014. Horseshoe Pinot is most advanced we have seen on April 2.”

burgundy vineyard budbreak

Emily Spillman Domaine Genot-Boulanger in Meursault tweets the above photo with the comment: “Obligatory ode to new beginnings. Raise your glass to the future 2014 vintage! #budbreak #bourgogne #meursault”

budbreak vineyard caterpillar
Responding to Jeremy Seysses, Luca Carrado at Vietti in Barolo tweets about what he’s been up to at night–looking out for his buds: “Alternative nights hunting /picking bugs eating new buds Big problem also in #barolo this spring”

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