A Selection of Recent Release Wines

Here’s a selection of some great NZ wines, including three…

Rain and labour clouds in optimistic outlook for 2022 wine vintage

As you travel around the region supporting local businesses you…

Nelson Chardonnays and Colin Harrison Trophy winner

For the last couple of years Old House Vineyards has been placed second in the competition with fruit grown on their vineyard in Old House Road and turned into delicious wine by winemaker Pat Stowe. Owners, Ian Bathgate and his wife Jeanne relocated from the U.K. with their two sons several years ago and bought a former Spencer Hill vineyard.

Dichotomy

This month, folks, we are exploring the theme of dichotomy. It’s…

Winter Warming Cocktails

During lockdown last year I wrote a series of columns about…

New World Wine Awards Judging Commences

Wine drinkers have lots to look forward to as wine show season gets underway and wines from some of New Zealand’s latest and greatest vintages are put to the taste test.

2021 Women in Wine NZ Mentoring Programme - helping women flourish

The 2021 Women in Wine NZ Mentoring Programme is underway as eleven women mentors working in the New Zealand wine industry have volunteered to share their experiences and knowledge to mentor eleven other women in the industry

Choosing Top Nelson Chardonnay

Wine producers in the Nelson region are a very lucky bunch of people, the soil and climate conditions here mean they are able to produce a number of varieties incredibly well unlike some other regions, Chardonnay is one of those varieties.

Steve Gill - Winemaker with the X factor

In the wine industry, in almost every situation, the winery owners employ a winemaker to turn their perfectly ripe fruit into delicious wine; Steve Gill is the winemaker for the Te Mania and Richmond Plains labels.