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The big snow of August 2011

On the evening of 11 August snow swept the vineyard and by day further snow fell. Nothing unusual about snow, but this was of the most significant snow falls in many years, leaving the vineyard completely blanketed. In Queenstown it was claimed to be the biggest snow fall in 50 years.
People were confined inside for two days with no way of getting about, certainly not by car.
Blizzard conditions in the vineyard (below) are quite a new experience.
The sun did eventually come out…
And the tourists (and the locals) were wowed by Queenstown…
The snow is long gone now and we look foward to a mild and frost free spring, flowering and fruit set.