Theme: Visiting the EISCH Family
Date: July 2015
Region: Frauenau - Bavarian Forest
Author: Gavin Hubble

After arriving in Munich, and then a 200km drive due east in my rental car. Here are a few photos from my visit with the talented EISCH Family in the village of Frauenau, located in the heart of the Bavarian Forest in Germany. A special thank you to the EISCH Family for your warm welcome, and for sharing your passion, knowledge and friendship - see you all again soon: - please enjoy this short slideshow...

Theme: Wine & Food Tour of Italy 2015
Date: July 2015
Region: Bari to Veneto - Italy
Author: Gavin Hubble

Each year I design a wine education trip to Europe. To learn more about the history, culture, climate and cuisine of a region that crafts traditional wines. This year a journey which took be from Bari in southern Italy, across to Naples, Orvieto, the region of Tuscany and Veneto. A special thank you to everyone who made my tour such an incredible experience. Thank you for sharing your passion, knowledge and friendship: - please enjoy the short slideshow...

Winery: Jackson Estate Winery
Founded in: 1987
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Founder: John Stichbury

In 1987 John and Jo Stichbury planted the first vines and the first wines were released in 1991 under the Jackson Estate label. Subsequently, there was no looking back as the wines went from strength to strength. Jackson Estate embodies the best of Marlborough, and the essence of fine wine. Jackson Estate is a special place, a testament to the vision and determination of the Stichbury and Jackson families: - please enjoy the short Jackson Estate video...

Winery: Tupari Wines
Founded in: 2002
Region: Awatere Valley, Marlborough - New Zealand
Owner / Winemaker: Glenn Thomas along with Olivia Turnbull (2nd generation)

Tupari is a boutique family-owned company, producing high quality, single vineyard wines from the Awatere Valley. Heather & David Turnbull with Glenn Thomas and partner Sharon - and now the second generation, run the business. Glenn helped established the Awatere as one of the world's great wine regions. Identifying the potential of David's north-facing river flats nestled in the upper Awatere Valley: - please enjoy the short Tupari video...