February 2022: Update from Bordeaux

Fred Phillips and the team are currently in Bordeaux commissioning 4 new Heat Ranger machines. Three of these are at Chateau Angludet, who make smoooooth well rounded reds (we have tested a number of fine vintages to confirm) and one machine at Chateau Giscours (in Labard).

Chateau Angludet (in Cantenac) have generously allowed us to show case the machines running on Wednesday the 23rd February at 2 pm local time, which is a more sociable time than at 2:00 a.m. during frost season, to see the machines in action, ask questions and understand the science.

Francios Cornette of Earl L’Ariac can be seen here enjoying the heat from his machine – we have similarly sampled his fine aperitifs and the spirits he makes for Remy Martin Cognac – SUPERB!

January 2022: Heat Ranger in Bordeaux

Heat Ranger is excited to support Bordeaux Vineyards by installing four Heat Ranger machines at Chateaux Angludet and Chateaux Giscours.

Despite New Zealand’s COVID-19 lock downs and shipping disruptions the four Heat Ranger machines are being delivered to Bordeaux prior to the 2022 frost season. 

Left: Heat Ranger ready to be shipped to France, destination Chateau Angludet. Right: Fred is on site waiting for the containers to arrive from Le Havre.

October 2021: A hairdryer for grapes: Giant heat fan the latest thing in frost protection

Heat Ranger featured in a Stuff NZ article while being trialed at the Burkhart Estate chardonnay block in Riverlands, Marlborough, NZ. See the full article here.

Rural Delivery 2017 Episode 4

Heat Ranger featured in Episode 4 of the 2017 Series of Rural Delivery on Saturday 8th April.

3 News NZ

3 News NZ were kind enough to do an article on the Heat Ranger which aired on the national 6 o’clock television news on Friday the 13 Nov 2015. You can see the full article here.

3 News Article


The following are flyers on case studies and results from running the Heat Ranger.

pdf Latest Product Brochure, or the French Version.

pdf Fiddlers Green – November 2015

pdf Heat Ranger Benefits

pdf Revolutionising Frost Protection


The following are previous newsletter updates sent out by email. If you would like to be added to our newsletter mailing list please contact us to let us know.

pdf December 2016 – Capital Stringency

pdf May 2016 – Heat Ranger Ready For Sale

pdf December 2015

pdf July 2014

pdf NZ Winegrower Apr-May 2014 – Page 16

pdf May 2014

pdf November 2013

pdf September 2013

pdf July 2013

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