Episode 1. Queenstown and Central Otago! Not just your average wine-o, Colin West has come down from the USA to meet up with local kiwi Jo Holley to show her what wine is all about and why anyone from any age or demographic can appreciate wine!
This time local talented mountain biker Josh Clark shows them the ropes at the Gondola just down the road from Peregrine Winery where after mountain biking they all go in for to learn a bit more about Central Otago's wines, and also the first stage of the winemaking process: Canopy Management!
Episode 2. Takes place in Christchurch and the Greater Canterbury Wine Region with focus on Waipara and Pegasus Bay Winery.
Our presenters Jo Holley and Colin West arrive in Christchurch to meet Ed Donaldson of the Pegasus Bay wine family.
They check up on the positive progress of Christchurch since the earthquake and explore the greater Canterbury and Waipara region before tasting wine and learning about the second stage of the winemaking process at Pegasus Bay Winery!
Episode 3.Watch as our presenters, Colin West and Jo Holley, head to Marlborough during their last days on New Zealand’s South Island.
Here they meet up with John Forrest, of Forrest Winery, and Joshua Scott of Moa Brewery, for some early morning spear fishing followed by microbrew and wine tasting paired with the day’s catch!
Episode 4. Takes us just outside Martinborough in Wairarapa hunting with Glen Ora Hunting Adventures before touring Martinborough Vineyard.
After learning about the grape sorting process our presenters, Colin West and Jo Holley, get their hands (and feet!) dirty helping winemaker, Paul Mason, make the next batch of wine.
As a reward for all their hard work Colin and Jo get to relax with a Pinot Noir tasting.
Episode 5. Takes us up to the Hawkes Bay Wine Region for some top end Syrah at Trinity Hill Winery with legendary winemaker John Hancock.
Adventure to be had there included a quick trip north to Jo's home town of Gisborne to catch up with New Zealand Surfing Series Champion Bobby Hansen, see some waves and then go tackle and sheer some sheep!
Episode 6. Is packed with riveting activities and lots of red wine on Waiheki Island north of Auckland.
From flying over the island at sunrise to sailing along the coast, scuba diving to shark spotting, our presenters, Jo and Colin, are capping off the New Zealand series with a bang while learning about wine’s maturation process from Steve White at Stonyridge Vineyards.