In celebration of Organic Wine Week, we’re sharing stories from those people are champions for organic winegrowing in New Zealand. First up is Mandy Weaver, founder of Churton along with her partner and winemaker Sam Weaver.
In celebration of Organic Wine Week, we’re sharing stories from organic wine growers around New Zealand. Millton Vineyards & Winery was established in 1984 and is New Zealand’s first organic & biodynamic winegrower.
Home to breathtaking views at every turn, incredible local produce and, of course, some of the most prized Pinot on Earth, Central Otago is paradise for Jen Parr, winemaker for the highly-acclaimed Valli Vineyards. We asked Jen for her guide to wining, dining and life in this wild and wonderful place.
Hawke’s Bay is home to breathtaking beauty, both natural and manmade. The landscape incorporates a wealth of art deco architecture, running through rivers, alluvial plains, to the ocean and up into the mountains.
Dotted throughout this incredible scenery are some of New Zealand’s finest wineries, among them Sileni Wines – home and heart of Cairn Coghill, its senior winemaker. We asked Cairn to share his take on Pinot from the cool climate sub-regions of Hawke’s Bay, and what winemaking in Hawke’s Bay means to him.
“With Pinot, you have to get it right in the vineyard,” says Jules Taylor. And get it right she does – the winery that shares her name is making some of the best in Marlborough. Jules shares her insights into winemaking, Marlborough, and what it’s been like to share this region’s winemaking story, almost from the very start.
Nelson is a sunny wee spot. The almost-2500-sunshine-hours-annually kind of sunny. If you’re now picturing yourself sitting in the sun with a glass of wine, you’re not alone. For those already dreaming of a trip to Nelson, we asked Neudorf Vineyards’ Todd Stevens for his take on wine, work and life in the suntrap of New Zealand’s South Island.
North Canterbury’s Waipara region is a wine rebel’s paradise. The birthplace of some of New Zealand’s most ambitious wines, it’s also home to Dom Maxwell, the winemaker at the acclaimed Greystone Wines.
Helen Masters won Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine’s New Zealand Winemaker of the Year. Helen’s passion for Pinot Noir and dedication to expression of site has seen Ata Rangi become an icon of New Zealand wine.