Some of the Passage Rock picking crew taking a well-earned break. From left: Oran Macleod, Torr Hamilton, Miles Mason and brothers Marvin and Johnny Evans.

With the harvest almost complete, Waiheke wine growers agree that challenging growing conditions have slashed yields across the motu.

On the upside, the harvest has produced excellent fruit quality, and staffing pressures for wineries here have eased.

Passage Rock co-owner and winemaker David Evans marks the winery’s 30th year in 2024. He’s happy with how the harvest has gone. • Liza Hamilton

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