Written by Victoria Clark
Winemaker Trudy Sheild will never forget her first harvest job in the Hunter Valley when her workmate - an Australian named Nigel - assured her: “You don’t need to be a big, burly bloke to be good at this, you just need to know a few tricks.”
We're excited to have Blake Tahapehi from Spencer Hill Estate competing in the Bayer South Island Regional Young Viticulturist competition, which is brand new in 2018 and open to contestants from Nelson, Canterbury and Waitaki. The winner will go on to represent their own region at the National Final.
Now in its third year, the Sommit™ has developed into a coveted wine experience within international sommelier communities. Attended exclusively by sommeliers, and targeted exclusively to their interests, it is a celebration of the lesser known aspects of New Zealand wine, with particular emphasis on the facets that resonate with the sommelier community. Each Sommit™ is restricted to 20 attendees, including hosts Cameron Douglas MS and Stephen Wong MW, and involves sommeliers from all over the world.
Written by Victoria Clark
There was a time when Valley Neale was so chuffed when she sold an entire case of wine, she’d buy herself a celebratory cappuccino.
Author - Steve Gill, Winemaker Te Mania Wines
The growing season started with dry summer type conditions and then ended with wet spring conditions, a real topsy-turvy season.
Great article on our own Sweet Agnes from Women In Wine NZ:
Agnes Seifried from Sefried Estate in Nelson is another of our great pioneers of the New Zealand wine industry. Enjoy reading her story below and how hard work and passion have led to such well earned success.
Great article from Women In Wine NZ on one of our own Pioneers, Judy Finn:
There are many amazing women working in the New Zealand wine industry and we will be sharing stories from women working in all roles and from regions around the country.
One of our original pioneers and very highly respected is Judy Finn from Neudorf in Nelson. She has contributed much to the industry over the years,
Making the ordinary extraordinary.
Day One of Sommit™ 2018 arrived with the full force of Cyclone Fehi hammering our region; destroying a much-loved local iconic restaurant, evacuating families from their homes and burying our hired tables, chairs and wine boxes in half a metre of sand. But despite these obstacles Wine Nelson won the battle. Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of a large group of volunteers we were still able to showcase our region not only for our excellence in wine-making but also as a region who care for each other and for the continued success of our wine regions future.
Bob Campbell MW defines the Aromatic grape varieties, holding up 2016 Neudorf Moutere Dry Riesling and 2017 Neudorf Moutere Albariño as benchmark Aromatic wines.