The News and musings from the yards, barrel halls and tasting panels, and from on the road traveled between.

Archive for November, 2016

Craft Farm by Ant Mackenzie-Liz Wheadon

Recalling the numbers of years I have known Ant leaves me feeling very old indeed. Ant, like many a NZ Winery professional, started working for Sir George Fistonich; for Ant it was in Hawke’s Bay, at Vidal’s Winery. The years…
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Ant’s Wines on Thirsty Work

Back in June we had a great day filming a segment of Thirsty Work with our friend Yvonne Lorkin.  If you missed our episode in September on TV3, or want to see it again, click here.

HB heads the way for full-bodied reds

September and October are busy months if you are a wine judge. Hear how it is done in Hawke’s Bay

What Happened to Big Chardonnay?

This is a question that wine retailers have been asking me for the past couple of years.  As a wine drinker I enjoy a range of styles, as a producer I aim to make wines that others enjoy.  Our friends…
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