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Central Otago: Gibbston Valley (Part 2)

Assuming now we’re moving on from what is arguable the region’s centrepiece at Gibbston Valley winery; and off on either two wheels onto the excellent Cycle Path, or on SH6 …

Kawerau Gorge, Gibbston Valley

Marlborough – Part 3

Nautilus vineyard

Marlborough – Part 2

Marlborough – Part 1


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Winemaker series: Matt Connell

If you keep an eye on who is winning awards in New Zealand for their Pinot Noir, then you will know the name of Matt Connell. Moving from a successful …

Winemakers series: Claire Mulholland

Winemaker series: Julianne Brogden

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North canterbury Wine Collective

North Canterbury Wine Collective on Tour!

Before COVID-19, and the lockdown levels we all suffered through, I had plans – tickets even! – to visit North Canterbury on a Field Trip at the end of April. …

Amazing find at Escarpment vineyard

Kumeu River CRU

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Akarua RUA Pinot

Akarua RUA Pinot Noir 2016

This is an entry-level wine from Akarua, but delivering bags of drink-young appeal and fresh, classic Central Otago flavours. With a few years developing in the bottle, this 2016 is …

Babich irongate 2018

Babich ‘Irongate’ Chardonnay 2018

Kulta Masterclass

Man O’ War Kulta Masterclass

Man O' war Kulta Chardonnay

Man O’ War Kulta Chardonnay 2019

Theory & Practice Merlot 2018

Theory & Practice Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2018

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Kulta Masterclass

Man O’ War Kulta Masterclass

Midwinter is, for me, usually a time to get into my favourite wines. New discoveries can wait until Spring, when I’m out and about and poking into places for wines …

Kumeu River CRU Tasting

Kumeu River 2019 Chardonnay releases

Helio wine bottles

A place for us – Helio

Close encounters with The Supernatural

Deep Down Wines: something new