Natalie Christensen likes a bit of colour and variety in her life which she’s certainly not short of as Senior Winemaker at Yealands Estate in beautiful Marlborough wine country. Previous wineries in her vinous career include St Clair Family Estate, Matahiwi Estate and various roles in Spain, France and the US.
Riesling and turmeric latte lover, bassist and soon to be or maybe just turned dad. James Bowskill aka Jim, viticulturist at Framingham Wines in Marlborough, is not your middle of the road viti guy but Framingham is certainly not your usual, conservative winery either.
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!
I’ve given up on waiting for Riesling to be the next big thing to be honest. Let’s face it! Winemakers love it but the majority of wine drinkers simply aren’t getting into it anytime soon. Read More
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.
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.
Get ready for Mother’s Day this Sunday and spoil your Mama with some quality time and a bottle of fine vino!
Happy International Sauvignon Blanc Day everyone!
Keep up with the festivities online via the hashtag #SauvBlanc and make sure you enjoy a glass or two of New Zealand’s flagship wine today. Read More
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…