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Organic grape and wine production is a growing and important part of the New Zealand wine world. This #WineWednesday lets look at organic and biodynamic practice in #nzwine. Organic growers aim to produce wines that are true to the earth, and to take care of the land we all share. Over 10% of New Zealand wineries now hold organic certification, including many of our iconic, world-renowned producers. As part of its commitment to sustainability, @nzwinegrowers supports and works with @organicwinegrowersnz (OWNZ). OWNZ is a grower-led organisation dedicated to supporting and encouraging the production of high quality, organic and biodynamically grown wines. To find out more follow our #linkinbio. Photo credit:@milltonvineyards #organic #organicwine #wine #nzwine #nzwinegrowers #winegrowing
Yes way ROSE! It has officially hit summer here in #NZ and what better way to celebrate than to break out a few delightfully chilled bottles of #nzwine Rosé. This #WineWednesday lets look a little bit closer at this wine variety that has become so incredibly popular. The magic of Rosé happens when the skins of red grapes touch wine for only a short time. Different varieties of red grapes are used to make Rosé, in #nzwine you might commonly see a Pinot Noir Rosé where, you guessed it, Pinot Noir grapes have been used. Flavours that make up the profile of a Pinot Noir Rosé include strawberries, melon, and citrus. It also happens to be the perfect wine for sipping during a long lunch or at a backyard barbecue – sounds like a slice of heaven to us! #nzwine #nzwinerose #nz #wine #visitnz #vineyard #rose #yeswayrose Thanks to the team at Two Rivers of Marlborough for the pic!
Happy International Cabernet Franc Day! Cabernet Franc is one of the major black grape varieties worldwide, but here in NZ we grow a small amount in mainly Hawke’s Bay and Auckland, where it is used predominately to make Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blends. The characteristics of Cabernet Franc include dark berries, cherries, and a hint of spice #nzwine #worldwineday #cabernetfranc #cabernetsauvginon
Celebrating those #FridayFeels with our #FavePhotoFriday #REPOST @jessbellxo out on “Dave” before the 2017/18 season begins at @cloudybay #winemarlborough #nzwine #cloudybay
Winners are grinners, and Chief Winemaker Jeremy McKenzie from Isabel Estate had the biggest grin of all at the @airnewzealandwineawards on Saturday night! This #WineWednesday let’s look at the newly crowned 2017 @airnz Champion Wine of Show, Isabel Estate Chardonnay Marlborough 2016.
 @isabel_vineyard is a pioneering winery in Marlborough and planted their first vineyards in 1980. They play host to some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in the region, which might help explain the seriously good Chardonnay that comes out of this winery. Jeremy McKenzie heads up a small team that are incredibly passionate about producing world class wines. Scooping up the top prize as well as the Rabobank Champion Chardonnay trophy, the premier Chardonnay impressed Chair of Judges Warren Gibson @lacollinanz who said it was a very classy example of the variety, featuring a beautiful balance of components with a rich long finish. Sounds like a winning combination to us! .
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Four NZ wine industry icons have been honoured for their outstanding commitment to the NZ wine industry at the 2017 @airnzwineawards . Bill Spence @matuawine, Joe Babich @babichwines, Lorraine Rudelj @nzwinegrowers and Geoff Thorpe at Riversun have been made Fellows of NZ Winegrowers, an distinction that recognises dedication and influence in our industry. We thank these fab four for their passion and commitment to NZ wine! #nzwine #industryicons #anzwa
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The pick of the bunch, the crème de le crème, the cream of the crop… However you want to say it – a huge congratulations to Air New Zealand Wine Awards Champion Wine of Show winner Isabel Chardonnay Marlborough 2016! Congratulations to the team at @isabel_vineyard  #nzwine #anzwa #winner #winningwine
We are in safe hands tonight at the @airnzwineawards dinner, what an all star line up! #Repost @chefpetergordon ・・・
Michael, Adrian, Murray, Phil and me.  Cooking a storm with Ortons Catering in The Bay tonight for the @airnzwineawards @airnz
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Arriving to a beautiful day in the @hawkesbaynz for the @airnzwineawards dinner! It's the final countdown - good luck to all of our winemakers! #whichwinewillwin #anzwa #nzwine @airnz @hawkesbaywine
In typical New Zealand fashion, we take our wine tasting to the next level. If you’re after tasting with tours, cycling, walking, flying, sailing, art, games or really anything else you can dream up, you can find PLAY experiences using the link in our bio! 📸: @gibbstonvalleywinery .
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CONGRATULATIONS Sustainable Winegrowing NZ (SWNZ) who picked up the Best Green Initiative at the @thedrinksbusiness Green Awards 2017! The award came after judges acknowledged the recent innovative green initiatives including the first ever Sustainability Report, which provides data for wineries right across NZ to benchmark their own performance against. SWNZ at the same time launched an app called Spray Mix Mate – ensuring growers don’t waste anything when spraying their vineyards. Patrick Schmitt from The Drinks Business said “The judges were extremely impressed by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand's data-driven approach that used case studies to encourage wineries to adopt practices that reduce the impact of viticulture on the environment, while also saving producers time and money.” Not just talking the talk but also walking the walk, we are hugely proud of SWNZ’s efforts! .
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As we wait in anticipation for one of the biggest events of the year, the Air New Zealand Wine Awards Dinner, this #WineWednesday we want to take a look at those who did the hard yards in the tasting room and brought us the winners. Namely the head honcho, Chair of Judges Warren Gibson @lacollinanz. 2017 is Warren’s first year in charge of the @airnzwineawards Judging team, a pretty big job, but he has been a regular fixture at all of NZ’s major wine shows plus a range of wine competitions in Australia. Warren began his winemaking career in New Zealand in 1987 and has completed his 21st vintage at @trinityhillwines, where he is Chief Winemaker. In 1997 with partner Lorraine Leheny, also a winemaker, they established their own brand, Bilancia. In Italian, Bilancia translates to balance and equilibrium, with the acclaimed la collina Syrah now in its 16th vintage @bilancianz. Keep a look out for the trophy announcements at the @airnzwineawards  dinner in the Hawke's Bay this weekend - which wine will win?! .
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