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

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 sole Kiwi wine!

Most often blended with Sauvignon Blanc, 100% Semillon is an under-appreciated varietal. As it ages it can be more like chardonnay. Why not try it matched with seared salmon in a creamy sauce or seafood risotto – although rich, aged Semillon retains its acidity.

Click on the link below for winemaking/tasting notes and to order to your door – $25/bottle.

http://kaimirawines.com/our-wines/kaimira-estate/2007-kaimira-estate-brightwater-semillon/

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 ½ STARS

Kudos to the vineyard crew and to our winemaker for crafting this elegant wine!

You can read more and order to taste for yourself here

 

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; AND deliver a dinner speech??

All in a day’s work for Laurie Stradling, our vineyard manager, who yesterday competed alongside entrants from Marlborough in the Bayer  Young Viticulturist of the Year 2017.

A big shout out to Laurie  who qualified to represent Nelson at the National Final!

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW (ORGANIC) ADDITION TO THE BARGAIN BARREL

Our 2014 Iti Selection Riesling is off on a one-way trip overseas – leaving just 36 bottles in the warehouse! A special price is called for to tidy up this “loose end”. It’s certified organic and just 10.5% alcohol – a great aperitif.

You will find all the details here

KAIMIRA IS ONE OF SEVEN SENSATIONAL SAUVS

It’s the first Friday in May – Sauvignon Blanc Day – time to celebrate New Zealand’s international success with this grape. We are thrilled that our certified organic Kaimira Estate 2015 Brightwater Sauvignon Blanc has won a place amongst seven sensational savvies highlighted by Tourism New Zealand in their press release.   We have just a few bottles left at the winery; follow this link if you’d like to raise a glass ………….  the beach is optional!

 

http://kaimirawines.com/2015-kaimira-estate-brightwater-sauvignon-blanc-certified-organic/