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

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!