MARLBOROUGH VINEYARDS RACING AGAINST TIME

The next harvest starts in about 15 weeks, and Marlborough vineyards are in a race against the clock to replace their damaged wine tanks, following the 7.8 quake that struck the country ten days ago.
Some wineries are planning to increase their staff numbers by hiring contractors and redeploying employees from other branches. Even though there have been relatively small wine losses, the exact extent of the damage is still to be assessed.