Hitting the slopes this winter? “Wine-down” in style with our 6 après-ski essentials including two alpine inspired Pinot Noirs.
Ski, sip and savour these goodies from Central Otago; home of adrenalin inspired adventures and exceptional wines.
Wine down with these 6 Après-ski Essentials
Scott Base Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017
Allan Scott Family of Winemakers | $38
New look, same taste. Scott Base Pinot got a new frock but its classic Central Otago character remains the same.
Think of a family road trip through this piece of paradise in the peak of summer. Punnets of ripe cherries, red berries and plums from roadside stalls. A sweet summer breeze carrying hints of thyme and wildflowers. A picture perfect Pinot!
Named in honour of treasured Scott family holiday memories, the Scott Base vineyard’s serendipitous link to Sir Ed’s legacy in Antarctica has become a key touchstone for their wines from Lowburn, with a percentage of the price of each bottle supporting the Antarctic Heritage Trust.
The Mountaineer Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016
Mount Michael Wines | $28
Making Pinot in Central is hard yacka. Just like climbing a mountain.
So it’s no surprise that the team at Mount Michael named one of their Pinots ‘The Mountaineer’, encompassing the preparation, passion and commitment necessary to grow and make Pinot Noir in such challenging conditions.
Open a bottle of this fruit forward tipple as soon as you’ve kicked of your ski boots. It sure will be as rewarding as climbing a mountain!
Riedel O Series Pinot Noir Glasses
Glengarry | $64 (2 glasses)
Sip your Pinot in style with Riedel’s stemless O Series glasses. Wrap your hands around them to keep your beloved vino at temp outdoors and to avoid spilling any of your precious Pinot.
Unisex Boreal Hand Warmers
Icebreaker, Woolpress Arrowtown | $49.90
Keep your hands toasty with these super-soft Boreal Hand Warmers. Made with a warm and comfortable merino-wool blend, you’ll want to wear them to bed too.
Gold Rush Candle
The Remarkable Candle Company | $49
Set the perfect after slope ambience with the Gold Rush Candle and be rewarded with wood smoke and coffee aromas filling the air. Get cosy by the fire with your Pinot and ….
14 Piece Bonbons Gift Box
Patagonia Chocolates | $40
…. get into a box of indulgent Patagonia chocs enrobed in the finest 71% Belgian dark chocolate. YUM, the perfect après-ski wine-down!