The Best Wine Tour in Queenstown

October 19. 2018

Who hasn’t pictured themselves sat back amongst rolling vineyards, watching a golden sunset, glass of delicious wine in hand? If you haven’t, it may be because you spend less time daydreaming than we do (well done), but take a moment and think about it…. not too bad is it… New Zealand is already world famous…..

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The Perfect Day in Glenorchy

October 19. 2018

Lord of the Rings film locations and the most scenic drive in New Zealand. Any self-respecting Lord of the Rings movie fan will already know that New Zealand equals‘Middle Earth’. Kiwi director Peter Jackson made the most of the spectacular landscapes already on his doorstep, winning over even those viewers who initially questioned their affinity…..

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Glenorchy film set

Glenorchy: Amazing enough to be a movie set

September 2. 2018

It is no surprise to visitors of the picturesque village of Glenorchy that the area is home to many movies including of course New Zealand’s greatest export – the Lord of the Rings. In fact, in many cases the scenery of Glenorchy has become more famous than the actors themselves. No trip to New Zealand…..

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The Secret of Glenorchy

August 29. 2018

The sign says 46km as you leave Queenstown on your day trip to Glenorchy; and this will be one of the most spectacular 46km you will ever travel. The 1 hour trip to Glenorchy is considered one of the most scenic roadways in the world as it winds it way along Lake Wakatipu. Opened in…..

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Vines i the snow

Making sense of climate classifications

October 30. 2017

You hear wine buffs talking about the Central Otago Continental Climate. So what is exactly is this and what are the wine growing climates? The climate of a region has significant impact on the choices made by the viticulturist in a region. Of course the micro-climate of the actual vineyard is of the most importance…..

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What is the Central Otago Style?

October 27. 2017

We get asked all the time while on our wine tasting tours – what is the style of Central Otago Pinot Noir? How do you describe it? The Pinot Noirs of Central Otago are most famous for this “big” style, richly extracted juices, very ripe fruits and generous use of new oak. In comparison to…..

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