Emergency - Cool Hurst Vinyard

Marquee Heater Hire

We recieved an emergency call from Will Dickens of Cool Hurst Vinyards this week. Will was keen to see if we had an outside heater hire solution for a week or so. To offset a potential severe frost, forecast to hit the vinyard on Sunday night. Will had an idea that creating a convection air flow around the vinyard could stay off a potential catastrophic crop disaster causing the buds on the vine crop to be severely damaged. We set to work and made a plan. Will asked if we could provide 10 heaters spaced out over 100m powered by a Honda Generator that we hire. A couple of days later Will called to say the temperature dropped so low some of the heaters struggled to start. There was another very cold day approaching and we didn't want any problems so we doubled Will's heat output to circa 600Kw of heat spread out over 200 metres. We dispatched another Honda diesel generator which would last several hours before the need to re-fuel. Will and his team were out working all night trying to stay off the frost. We spoke in the morning and Will said our solution had been a total success. We were all very pleased that we were able come to the rescue of Will and his Cool Hurst Vinyard.