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Zumo  Café – Fortune favours the brave

Zumo Café – Fortune favours the brave

February 14, 2024

ZUMO Coffee Roasters was established in 2006 by Dan Slattery and he quickly followed the roasting business with a small coffee shop on the corner of Rutherford & Vanguard Streets before he moved to Australia a few years later and…

 
Bob’s Rock Wines

Bob’s Rock Wines

January 21, 2024

Bob’s Rock Vineyard is a tiny producer tucked away on a hillside location at Ngatimoti. Producing less than 200 cases of wine a year, all made from a single Italian grape variety. For me, it’s producers like this that add…

 
Victus Coffee and Eatery

Victus Coffee and Eatery

December 6, 2023

Victus Coffee and Eatery is a very cool wee spot in Bridge St next to Kirby Lane, it was called The Kitchen until Nick and Beth Schryvers bought the business in June 2022 and rebranded it. The name isn’t the…

 
Hop Federation Tap Room & Riwaka Hotel

Hop Federation Tap Room & Riwaka Hotel

November 29, 2023

This year is the tenth birthday for Hop Federation and a lot has changed in recent times. Founded in Riwaka by Chief Brewer Simon and his wife Nicki Nicholas in 2013, Hop Federation became part of Māori business Kono in…

 
Dancing Sands Distillery

Dancing Sands Distillery

October 18, 2023

There are two very good distilleries in Golden Bay, one is Dancing Sands and they have just released a tasty Lychee Gin. The Lazy Days Lychee Gin is “an ode to those days where you ‘should be’ doing lots but…

 
Great Scutt: New label wine for the ages

Great Scutt: New label wine for the ages

September 20, 2023

Scutt Wines is a tiny producer you may not have heard of before because owners Johnson Scutt and Georgie Hoby Scutt only recently made their wines available for you and me to buy after adding winemaking to their business interests.…

 
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