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 the red component to go ……………

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 ahead of the norm – i.e. now, rather than at the end of March.

Regrettably we have to close the cellar door to drop in visitors and cyclists – it is potentially too hazardous on the driveway with  grape receival going on. We will endeavour to cater for pre-arranged appointments/groups if you contact us first.

Phone: 021 2484 107.

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 Riesling.

Encouraged by Michael’s review, venture out of your comfort zone and try our Pinot Blanc 2016:

“Partly oak-aged, this is a weighty (14% alc/vol), fleshy wine with strong, youthful peachy flavours that show considerable complexity,  a slightly creamy texture and a harmonious, fully dry finish. Certified organic.”

4 stars

The link to the order form is here.

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 work featuring Karearea  – the NZ Falcon -to the Marlborough Falcon Trust, a volunteer-run charitable trust dedicated to the conservation  of our most threatened bird of prey.

Indigo also captures piwakawaka (fantail), pukeko and kereru (wood pigeon) in her work.

    

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 20% off courier costs within New Zealand. This discount is for people on our database only. Also, please note that it applies to regular-priced wines, not to wine already on special.

If you visit us in person, you will find the same special at the physical cellar door.

So – sign up to our database now (bottom left of the home page), complete your order form and we will confirm the discount to you before you make payment.

BUT BE QUICK – OFFER LASTS ONLY UNTIL THE WEEKEND. That’s  Saturday 4th for actual cellar door visitors; if you are ordering via email you have until Sunday 5th.

 

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 Linguine
Fermented Cream Cheese Mini Berry Cheesecakes
Nachos Bowl with Mexican Nacho Cheese

Sauvignon Blanc, Blush, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gewurztraminer are in the mix as wine matches.

Will definitely be a fun evening!

All details at:

https://restaurantassociation.wildapricot.org/event-2682596