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Meet Mr. Chardonnay – Nick Picone, Group Chief Winemaker at Villa Maria

Nick Picone Villa Maria

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

Sip: Church Road McDonald Series Cabernet Sauvignon ’14

Church Road McDonald Series Cabernet Sauvignon

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.
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