Hawke’s Bay-based wine producer Craggy Range produced its first wines in 2001 from their Gimblett Gravels vineyard planted in 1999. Now there are big changes afoot.
A special corner of my cellar is devoted to the wines of Bell Hill. I’m a bit miserly with my precious Bell Hill bottles.
Frankland Estate is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a series of events around Australia. It is 30 years since Barrie Smith and his wife Judi Cullam planted their first vines.
Hubert de Boüard, owner of St-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé (A) Château Angélus briefly visited New Zealand.
Stéphane Ogier’s family had been growing grapes in the northern Rhône Valley for seven generations before his father Michel decided to make wine.
Crawford River is officially in the Henty region, but there are no other vineyards anywhere nearby and Seppelt’s Drumborg, the region’s other famous vineyard, is 25km away.
I hadn’t tasted Prancing Horse Estate wines for a number of years, so I received a pleasant surprise when owner Tony Hancy dropped in recently.
Smith and Sheth is a partnership between rock-star viticulturist, Steve Smith MW and wealthy American software developer, Brian Sheth.
Some smashing Austrian wines were sampled at the recent reception for an Austrian business delegation in Sydney.
Antonio Flores Pedregosa’s business card describes him as ‘master blender, winemaker, enologo’ of Spanish sherry producer Gonzalez Byass.