Day 2 Pinot Noir NZ 2013 – Pioneers

  Today was about the regions of NZ that pioneered the development of Pinot Noir production. Firstly, the great region of Martinborough where the story of NZ pinot noir starts. Located at latitude 40 degrees south at the bottom of New … Continue reading

Vynfields 2008 Pinot Noir (Martinborough, NZ)

I few years ago during a visit to Martinborough, I missed the opportunity to have lunch at Vynfield vineyard but my wonderful wife managed to make it and kindly brought me back a bottle of their pinot (what else) with … Continue reading

Schubert 2008 Marions Vineyard Pinot Noir (Wairarapa, NZ)

I was privileged to try Schubert wines during a lovely vineyard lunch hosted by Kai Schubert and Marion Deimling in their Martinborough vineyard a few years ago. All their wines were outstanding but during the lunch I thought their ‘Marion’s … Continue reading

NZ PINOT NOIR 2010

I attended NZ Pinot Noir 2010 conference with my beautiful friend and fellow pinot lover Pat Landee of Patty’s Pinot Closet fame (www.pinotnoirs.com). This is a great event  held every 3 years and is an outstanding opportunity to learn about … Continue reading

NZ wine tasting

New Zealand has a fantastic range of pinot noir wines from regions on both the north and south islands. The following wines were tasted in February, 2010 and represent some of the best pinots that NZ has to offer: Bell Hill … Continue reading