As the New Zealand wine industry is slowly maturing, kiwi wine icons such as Sir George Fistonich of Villa Maria and Allan Scott are starting to take a step back and are passing on their knowledge and experience to the next generation.
Erica, a South African medical scientist graduate, met Kim, the kiwi winemaker. They fell in love and together built one of the most successful global wine brands. They’re about to do it all over again … but wait, this time it’s a bit different!
Allan and Catherine Scott planted their first vineyards in Marlborough in 1975 and now it is the next generation, their three children, taking the reins of this iconic family business with son Josh leading winemaking and viticulture.
If you pick-up an award-winning Villa Maria Chardonnay, chances are Nick Picone had something to do with it. The talented winemaker not only has an impressive Chardonnay trophy collection, he’s also pretty good at making Merlots and Bordeaux blends – in fact the entire New Zealand wine portfolio, hence he’s the Chief Group Winemaker at New Zealand’s most awarded winery, Villa Maria Estate. Read More
Douglas Renall, author of 100 Great New Zealand Wineries, has walked the vineyards, searched the cellars and talked with winemakers and vineyard managers in New Zealand to gather fascinating insights about their viticulture methods, oenology practices and the people who work long days in the vineyards and equally long nights in the cellars. Read More
We’re back! I can’t believe it’s already mid-February. We’ve been busy sipping Rosé over at sipnzrose.com with over 60 leading NZ Rosé producers and pink wine lovers and are also working on some exciting new projects – that’s why it has been a bit quiet over here.
But we’re back with a bang today! We’re not only introducing you to a very competent and talented vinous gentlemen, we’re also running a pretty amazing giveaway.
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a fabulous start to 2017.
We got some exciting new projects in the works which we look forward to be sharing with you soon but for now, let’s have a look at your favourite posts in 2016. Read More