At Bouchard Finlayson we believe that great wine begins in the vineyard. And after a year of careful cultivation, the vineyard and cellar team take enormous care when bringing in the harvest. All harvesting on the estate is done by hand by our highly skilled vineyard workers, who select only those grape bunches that have achieved optimum phenolic ripeness. With vineyard rows ripening at different times, this requires multiple harvests in each vineyard to pick each bunch at the perfect moment. It is labour intensive and time consuming, but we believe the end result is well worth the extra effort.