Pinot Noir Marshmallows...did that stop you in your Easter tracks?? With the weather looking like indoor festivities this Easter, why not give these a try using a local Pinot Noir.
The recipe has been adapted from Molly Yeh (to include local Nelson Pinot Noir).
It was fantastic to be able to host the NZ Winegrowers Aromatics Symposium in Nelson in January this year and even better to read what the Delegates had to say about their stay in our region.
One of the fantastic Delegates was Elaine Chukan Brown who shares her visit to Nelson on wakawakawinereviews.com
It was an honour to host the Governor General, Dame Patsy Reddy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne at Greenhough for lunch, with local Winemakers getting the opportunity to discuss our region and it's influence on the New Zealand wine industry.
That’s how I’d describe the efforts of the generous group of volunteers who worked tirelessly across three days to ensure that the Nelson wine region was firmly positioned on the NZ wine map for the 55 Delegates that New Zealand Wine (NZW) brought out from 12 countries for the Aromatics Symposium. Because of the extraordinary efforts of this group of volunteers Nelson was able to showcase our region not only for our excellence in wine-making but also as a region of producers who care for each other and for the continued success of our wine regions future.
Another successful haul of medals at this years Air New Zealand Wine Awards, where 1,392 wines were entered. 6.5 percent of entries were awarded Gold Medals and 70% of all entries received awards.
Another stunning trophy cabinet haul, with two Champion Trophies collected by local producers at the Bragato Dinner in Marlborough last night.
Jonny Hiscox collected the Brother Cyprian Trophy Winner and Champion Pinot Gris for Aronui Pinot Gris Single Vineyard Nelson 2016 and newcomer Alan Eggers received the Alan Limmer Trophy Winner and Champion Syrah for Falcon Ridge Estate Syrah Nelson 2015.
It's no secret that Nelson produces some of New Zealand's finest wine; from Chardonnay to Aromatics, Sauvignon to Pinots. But it's always great confirmation when our wines are recognised amongst the greatest.
Two Nelson Pinots were named as the top two NZ Pinots by Jasper Morris MW, in a recent tasting of NZ Pinots for the magazine The World of Fine Wine.
2016 marks 40 years since the pioneering family-owned winemakers, Seifried Estate, first grape harvest. And with all three Seifried children, Heidi, Chris & Anna fully involved in the business, over 250 hectares of sustainably accredited Estate owned vineyards, and exports to over 20 countries around the globe, this 40th birthday year is proving to be a great one.
Wine Nelson surprised and delighted locals and tourists alike, with random acts of kindness, by ‘picking up the bill’ for the consumers glass of local Sauvignon Blanc. More than 15 local restaurants and bars in the Nelson/Tasman region helped to support this initiative, rewarding those who have chosen to drink local Sauvignon Blanc.
Blackenbrook Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2014 has won a Gold medal and Best in Show for New Zealand Red Wine at one of Europe’s leading wine competitions, the Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards in Germany.
This is the latest in a series of top-shelf wine industry accolades for Blackenbrook.
Brightwater Vineyards have just been awarded another Gold Medal for Pinot Noir.
Their Brightwater Vineyards 2014 Lord Rutherford Pinot Noir has just been awarded a Gold Medal at the Royal Easter Wine Show judged in Auckland over the weekend.
Enjoy a leisurely tour along our sparkling coast and through picturesque countryside dotted with galleries, vineyards and restaurants along Tasman's Great Taste Trail.
A convincing win for Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2013, described by the Judges as one of the Word's finest Chardonnay's, proving triumphant over a South African Chardonnay even when matched with a local speciality, carpaccio of springbok, in the Tri Nations Challenge held in Cape Town.
Short on time but want to try as many of the world class wines our region has to offer? Then head along to Rimu Wine Bar, at Mapua Wharf. Owner and Winemaker Patrick Stowe opened the new wine bar in late 2015 and it's proving to be a popular destination.
The very first vintage from new Spring Grove vineyard, Falcon Ridge Estate, has impressed New Zealand wine judges. Falcon Ridge's 2015 sauvignon blanc was recently awarded a silver medal at the New Zealand International Wine Show, a bronze at the Bragato Wine Awards, and a pure bronze at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards.
From all of us here at Wine Nelson, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous festive celebration. We look forward to sharing our wines with you in 2016. Travel safely, holiday hospitably!
South African Restaurant and Wine Consultant, Roger Jones, described Nelson wines as world class.
In November, Nelson Winegrowers hosted the Wine Writers of New Zealand group for a two-day visit to the region. Members attending share their thoughts.
The visit was a great opportunity for the Wine Writers to learn more about our wines and it was great to get their feedback "[Nelson] ...a small wine region of New Zealand that hides its light under a bushel. Let that light shine brightly!"
Not only did Nelson play host to the gala dinner for the largest premier wine competition in New Zealand, the Air New Zealand Wine Awards, it also took out three of the eighteen trophies awarded at the dinner.
We've won the rugby and now Aronui have taken out the trophy for Best New Zealand Wine at the Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show, which is more than a forum for wines that fall outside the mainstream. The competition encourages cutting-edge judging procedures and provide a host of social and educational events that promote knowledge sharing and the ferment of ideas.