BRIGHTSIDE AT THE MOUNT

What a great preview for Organic Wine Week! Shoppers at the Huckleberry Organic Store in Mt Maunganui were treated to a taste of summer last Saturday with Beka and Paige offering a range of Brightside wines  for tasting . It was the first outing in this store for our brand new 2018 Brightside Blush.  Look […] Read more »

OUR TAKE ON PINK IS ALL SOLD

We have just sold the last bottle of our innovative take on pink wine – the Brightside Blush. It has stayed very popular with both personal and trade customers – even as the weather turns cooler. Hang on until the early days of Spring – our winemaker is working to create the 2018 vintage. Just […] Read more »

CELLAR DOOR NOW OPEN FOR APPOINTMENTS ONLY

Very warm weather interspersed with bouts of heavy rain have conspired to produce a galloping growth season this year. All credit to Laurie, our vineyard manager, Graeme, Jason and many casual helpers whose attention to the grapes in this challenging season has paid off. We are well on-track to start harvest a full 2 weeks […] Read more »

OUR PINOT BLANC CATCHES MICHAEL COOPER’S EYE

We’re very pleased to feature in Michael Cooper’s well-chosen lineup of  white wines for adventurous drinkers – published in the NZ Listener magazine March 17-23 issue. As Michael points out there are many appealing white wines out there other than the predictable members of the “big four” club –  Sauv Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and […] Read more »

SUPERB NEW ZEALAND NATIVE BIRD ART WORKS

During November and December our tasting room is home to a selection of superb artwork featuring NZ native birds. The artist is Indigo Wise  of Golden Bay. All works are for sale and include original framed paintings, prints, calendars, glass coasters and art cards. Indigo donates 35% of the proceeds from all sales of her […] Read more »

CELEBRATE OUR CELLAR DOOR OPENING!

Our cellar door is now open for the summer season.Open hours are 11 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Saturday. We are closed on Sundays but inquiries about appointments can be made. For our opening special this year, we are offering 20% discount off every order placed through the website – we will also take […] Read more »

OUR ORGANIC, VEGAN FRIENDLY WINES PAIRED WITH NUT-BASED CHEESE

Vegan but love cheese? We are partnering with Little Bird Organics and the Restaurant Association of NZ  in a Vegan Cheesemaking Masterclass. Here’s what you will be making: Camembert ‘Cheese’ Board with Beetroot, Carrot & Rosemary Crackers and Kale, Spinach and Rosemary Crackers Macadamia Ricotta Beetroot Salad Aged Cashew Parmesan with Smashed Pea & Courgette […] Read more »

PRESTIGIOUS RECOGNITION FOR OUR GRACIOUS SEMILLON

Our last ever Semillon – the 2009 – has just been awarded 5 stars in Winestate Magazine’s Semillon and Blends Tasting in Australia. Oz excels at making serious example of this varietal; so we are delighted with this assessment as our wine was the oldest wine in its class in the tasting and also the […] Read more »

VIOGNIER ACCOLADE

Here’s what Michael Cooper has to say about our VERY FIRST Viognier (certified organic): Kaimira Estate Brightwater Viognier 2014 “Hand-picked and fermented in seasoned oak casks, this is a fragrant, full-bodied wine (13% alc/vol), with concentrated stone-fruit flavours, hints of oak adding complexity, and a rich, dry finish.” Michael Cooper, NZ Listener, 17 July 2017  4 […] Read more »

OUR MULTI-SKILLED VINEYARD MANAGER IS TO REPRESENT NELSON

Do you think you could compete in Horti-Sports; operate a Fendt Vario tractor safely; budget and do due-diligence on purchasing a small vineyard in the Lower Wairau; demonstrate multiple pruning styles including Sylvoz, Spur and VSP; dig a metre deep hole and install an Ecotrellis Conventional strainer assembly and intermediates; answer a Quickfire Quiz on viticulture topics; […] Read more »