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Marlborough bubbles break open harvest floodgates
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Harvest time has arrived again, with the first grapes of the season picked from the vines on Monday to make sparkling wine. Nautilus Estate of Marlborough got the ball rolling, picking around 10 tonnes of Pinot Noir grapes from its Renwick vineyard. The wine company is a member of Methode Marlborough, a group of 10 wine companies in the region that produce sparkling wine using the traditional method.