The Upside Down Vintage Calendar

March 2. 2018

It is funny how many folk on their Altitude tour are shocked, we all know that down under winter is summer and summer is winter, but still it seems to surprise people that at the end of March we start our grape harvest in Central Otago! With that in mind we thought we would help…..

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Historic Coal Pit

It’s all in the name

February 17. 2018

Naming your new vineyard and winery can be a huge challenge for some. You can go standard and name it after your owner or someone historic in the family like Valli and Carrick, you might name it after your location like Felton Road, or you might be able to find a cool back story. Here…..

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Tasting different wines on tour

A Customers Perspective of a Sampler Tour

January 19. 2018

We recently had Chloe, a Queenstown local, out on tour with us. Chloe works as a Business Analyst at local Queenstown company South Inc and came out as part of a work function. After the trip we sat down with Chloe to get a customers perspective on Altitude Tours. Altitude: Hi Chloe, thanks for coming…..

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ng Truck at Waitiri Creek

When Henry Became A Beer Salesman at Cargo Brewery

January 5. 2018

In this Altitude piece we are back on the craft beers here at Waitiri creek Winery we have gravitated to this beautiful Bedford truck  Henry struggled with our last beer feature. So just for kicks I’ve given him more of a challenge and made Henry the Cargo Brewery sales rep. This doesn’t make any sense…..

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The Wooing tree in Winter

The Story of the Wooing Tree

December 20. 2017

Wooing Tree Wines is named after an iconic tree, a Pinus Radiata, that sits proudly close to the middle of the vineyard. While we love the Wooing Tree wines the tree itself provides a great story also. As the story goes this one particular Monterey pine measuring over 21 meters in height has been the…..

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A Chat With Kinross

December 19. 2017

Watch when Lauren Prebble from LWBTV visited Lizzie and Adam from Kinross to understand their project and taste a “cheeky” Rosé from Coal Pit Wines.  Video transcript: This story starts out in the pioneering days. Here there was a trading post who provided supplies for neighbouring gold miners who had acquired land. If their bill…..

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