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
Tom McDonald (1907-1987) devoted his lifetime to producing outstanding New Zealand wines at the site of the current Church Road Winery in Hawke’s Bay.
Celebrating Tom’s vision and entrepreneurial spirit, Church Road McDonald Series wines are complex, textural and full of character and today we’re sipping the ’14 Cabernet Sauvignon to celebrate #winewednesday.
Let’s face it, winter can put you in the doldrums if you are not on a ski slope or escaping to a tropical island. The days are not getting long quickly enough and the temperatures are seemingly getting colder and colder with rain projected at least 80% of the time. Read More
#winewednesday is here and we’re celebrating with a go-to winter dinner wine, William Murdoch Syrah ’10 from the world renowned Gimblett Gravels region in Hawke’s Bay. Read More
Calling Hawke’s Bay wine lovers …
Mark September the 17th if you’re in Welli or the 24th if you’re in Auckland in your calendar because the best of Hawke’s Bay wine is coming to town to showcase their stellar wines including many 2015 releases. Read More
Hawke’s Bay may not be as famous internationally as Marlborough, but it has a lot to offer and plenty going on in addition to the amazing wines that are produced from this exciting region! Read More