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The Show Pony Stable of Unicorns | No 1 Family Estate

No 1 Family Estate

Sparkling wines are an entity unto themselves. They are not as easy to make as still wines yet often do not get the love or attention they deserve. They are held up as poster children or brought out to do their special dance, but these unicorns are definitely to appreciate for everyday.
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Q&A with Marcel Giesen, co-owner & winemaker at Giesen Wines

Marcel Giesen Giesen Wines

In a pursuit to grow popular German varietals such as Riesling in New Zealand’s cool climate in the South Island, brothers Alex and Theo Giesen started Giesen Wines back in the early 80’s.

Marcel Giesen joined his brothers in 1983 after completing his winemaking apprenticeship back in Germany and heads up the winemaking team of the popular New Zealand winery until today.

Let’s find out more about Marcel, his wine passion and family venture…
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