Growing Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Owner / Director: Allan Scott
Allan has some 40 years experience in the local wine industry, making him one of the most knowledgeable people in Marlborough (and the country) when it comes to growing, crafting and selling wine in local and international markets. When Allan and his wife Catherine decided to settle in the region back in 1973, - Allan took up a job working in a recently purchased farm, which was soon to be planted vineyards.
Growing Region: Waipara Valley, NZ
Winemaker: Cleighten Cornelius
Yes - I am proud to say I am a Riesling Lover - as this varietals give so much refreshment and complimentary flavours to such a varied array of fresh summer cuisine. The Riesling fruit for this wine was sourced from a single vineyard, the wineries ‘Mound’ vineyard in the Waipara Valley. The vineyard was planted in 2002 on terraced gravels and along with the Valley’s long and cool growing season, provide ideal conditions for crafting quality Riesling.
Growing Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia
Winemaker: Bryn Richards
At the beginning of this year I had the pleasure to spend a week in South Australia visiting a number of winemakers - while basing myself at the stunningly beautiful Chapel Hill Winery-Retreat. So I got to spend some quality time with Bryn, Michael Fragos (chief winemaker) and the team. They craft wines with character which display purity in regards to varietal and vineyard site, wines which everyone can enjoy.
Growing Region: Valle dell’Adige, Italy
Chief Winemaker: Massimiliano Luison
I have had the pleasure to spend the day in the vineyards and winery with Massimiliano and the passionate team at Santa Margherita. Their attention to detail with all aspects of the winemaking industry is to be seen to be believed. From incredible foresight and investment in sustainable viticulture, underground irrigation, the use of biomass and solar energy production and use and even making their own 'light-weight' wine bottles