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Tempranillo, albariño, tiñaja and Toño

This article is from the latest issue of Wine NZ magazine.  By Paul Taggart.   One reason for including a Spanish variety tasting in the current issue was the overwhelming enthusiasm for things Spanish shown by WineNZ judge, winemaker and winery owner Ant Mackenzie. Ant has made many…
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Flavour ripeness vs Phenolic ripeness-its a winemaking choice

I wrote this article a couple of years ago for Dry River but it has great relevance to all fine wines of the world bottled under cork closure. We are often asked what sets our wines apart from the majority…
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Craft Farm Harvest 2016

Our 2016 harvest started in late March with the Chardonnay and Muscat grapes.  A month later we picked Albarino and Gewurztraminer.