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Saturday 28 November 2015

Central Otago

Scotland’s ‘first’ NZ Pinot Noir whisky launched

Scottish distillery Springbank has launched what it claims to be Scotland’s first Pinot Noir barrel-aged single malt.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Central Otago ‘on same journey as Burgundy’

Central Otago is progressing towards ‘Burgundification’, with a growing focus on individual vineyard parcels and vine clones, according to one of the region’s most respected viticulturists.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 3 Comments »

NZ producer to release Burgundy

A New Zealand Pinot Noir producer is soon to release its first vintage from the other side of the world: Burgundy’s Gevrey-Chambertin.

Friday, August 7th, 2015 No Comments »

New wine festival to debut in NZ

A new 12-day wine festival in Central Otago, dubbed a “celebration” of the region’s wines, will make its debut this October.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015 No Comments »

NZ grape scarcity to push up Cloudy Bay prices

Buyers of famous New Zealand wine brand Cloudy Bay can expect price increases later this year following the dramatically reduced 2015 vintage in the country.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 No Comments »

William and Kate visit Central Otago

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their tour of New Zealand this weekend with a visit to Amisfield Winery in Central Otago.

Monday, April 14th, 2014 1 Comment »

NZ winemakers set for record harvest?

New Zealand winemakers could be set to beat last year’s 345,000 tonne harvest with favourable growing conditions and a growing export market working in its favour.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Record turn out at Pinot Noir celebrations

The 10th annual celebration of Pinot Noir in Central Otago has seen record ticket sales and a visit from famed Burgundian winemaker Aubert de Villaine.

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Q&A with Ben Glover of Mud House

Ben Glover, winemaker at Mud House in New Zealand, on the rewards of patience, Pinot’s unique expression and taking a hands-off approach.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Sam Neill: Don’t call me a celebrity winemaker

Actor Sam Neill, who runs Two Paddocks in Central Otago, has hit out against being dubbed a “celebrity winemaker”, admitting he dislikes the tag.

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 5 Comments »

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