The next step after the vines have been pruned, trimmed and stripped is baling.
We use a special machine to gather all the vine prunings and create bales for us. They are then dried out to be used as an energy source. Approximately 10% of all our vine prunings are baled and then seasoned for up to 6 months, to ensure they burn cleanly. This process eliminates over 180 tonnes of CO2 per year. We're the only winery in New Zealand to use vines as an energy source. Find out more about this process here.