Brancott Estate startled London’s commuters in July by planting 50 fully mature grapevines at Kings Cross Station before moving them to Waterloo Station and later to London Bridge Station.
I tasted five new release Blank Canvas wines and was impressed by every label.
I’ve just checked the newly registered geographic indication boundaries for the Marlborough region and was startled to discover that the region seems to have nearly doubled in size.
Grape tonnage was up 6% on last year but ranks as only the third largest vintage to date.
Craggy Range has bucked the trend by purchasing a 132 ha farm neighbouring property their impressive 120ha Te Muna pinot noir and sauvignon blanc vineyard.
In my latest sauvignon blanc and sauvignon/semillon blends tasting, I found several rippers, some Kiwi, some Aussie.
A handful of Marlborough wine producers have launched an initiative that they hope will highlight the fact that all Marlborough sauvignon blanc is not equal.
Marlborough wine producer Rapaura Springs has announced the purchase of a 365ha property with an established 130ha vineyard in the Awatere Valley for an undisclosed sum.
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.
Wairarapa wine producer, Gladstone Vineyards, has been sold to Hong Kong-based Odyssey Capital Group in partnership with Flying Winemaker Holdings.