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.
Joe Czerwinski, wine journalist, editor and taster for over a decade, provides five tips to getting the most out of a visit to a wine region and a look at five of his most memorable trips, including a visit to Neudorf in Nelson.
Across the Nelson and Marlborough region there are number of wineries that are renowned for producing outstanding Pinot Noir wines, however, in a recent report by Nick Stock regional stars include Neudorf, which works with old vines, and Mahana, run by Michael Glover.
Stock described both the 2014 and 2015 Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noirs as worthy of collecting and maturing; capable of attaining the kind of sweet decay that you find in the best older Burgundy wines with age.
Whilst it's early days for this new varietal in New Zealand, three local Nelson producers are already earning accolades.
“Battered scallops or oysters and a bottle of Albariño wine – you’ll be in Heaven,” – that’s the appetite-nudging recommendation from Kono’s Whenua Matua Vineyard Manager, Jonny Hiscox.
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.
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.
South African Restaurant and Wine Consultant, Roger Jones, described Nelson wines as world class.
Bob Campbell MW has never given a wine a perfect score ….until now.
This month he awarded 100 points to Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2014 saying “This is as good as some of the best white Burgundy I’ve tasted. I love the wine’s impressive power. I love the way it delivers an array of citrus, chalky mineral, brioche and spicy oak flavours with consummate subtlety.”
There’s a revolution fermenting in the Moutere Hills and Waimea Plains with the return of one of Nelson’s wine sons to the region. Michael Glover has left a radical career in Australia to don the black beret of Mahana, Che Guevara-style, and take up a wine-growing crusade that could create more converts to the exciting wines made in this region.
Great praise for Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2013 and Brightwaters' Lord Rutherford by Roger Jones within 'The Caterer' July publication.
It's been an exciting (and sometimes intense) few months as cricket world cup fever took over New Zealand and not just on the cricket pitch.