A huge vote of thanks to Karen Pritchard and James McDonald for coming along and bringing an excellent selection of wines from the Yealands Estate portfolio. We had a great evening with near 40 members & guests arriving for the first tasting back at The New Brighton Club, since the earthquakes damaged it back in 2010 / 2011.
Yealands Estate is a relatively new player in the NZ wine industry with the first vines planted in 2002, but with the innovative Peter Yealands at the helm has become a world beater in terms of wine production and sustainability practices.
“Set between the steep foothills of the Marlborough’s Seaward Kaikoura Ranges and the windswept tides of Cook Strait, you will discover Yealands Estate Winery. Led by legendary entrepreneur Peter Yealands, step by innovative step, we’re creating the first fully sustainable winery in New Zealand.”
Sustainability is at the core of everything we do at Yealands Estate.
“From how we care for the land, plant and nurture our grapes, through our entire wine-making process; even how we package and distribute our wines. Led by Peter Yealands, every member of our team is passionate about creating superlative wines with minimal impact on the environment we all share.”
These practices, attention to detail, passion and dedication by all who work for and with Peter are now producing a wide range of excellent wines at affordable prices that meet every palate and pocket. I had made notes on each wine during the tasting but unfortunately during the clean-up at the end of the evening they must have been gathered up…
Wines Tasted were:
Yealands Estate Violet Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc RRP: $19.00
2011 Yealands Estate Pinot Gris RRP: $20.00
2009 Yealands Estate Viognier RRP: $20.00
2011 Yealands Estate Gruner Veltliner RRP: $20.00
2011 Yealands Estate Riesling RRP: $20.00
2011 Yealands Estate Sauvignon Blanc RRP: $20.00
2011 Yealands Estate Pinot Noir Rose RRP: $20.00
2010 Yealands Estate Pinot Noir RRP: $30.00
2010 Yealands Estate Tempranillo RRP: $30.00
Head on over to the Yealands Estate Website to find out more…
“Set between the steep foothills of the Marlborough’s Seaward Kaikoura Ranges and the windswept tides of Cook Strait, you will discover Yealands Estate Winery. Led by legendary entrepreneur Peter Yealands, step by innovative step, we’re creating the first fully sustainable winery in New Zealand.
On this website, you’ll join us on a voyage of discovery. You’ll get to know our people, our terrain and the challenges it presents. You’ll discover our range of affordable, quality wines. Most importantly, you’ll see that operating a vineyard according to sustainable principles actually enhances the flavour and depth of wine!”