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Next wine tasting Tuesday 1st September 6:30pm

*Charles Wiffen Wines – Marlborough***

www.charleswiffenwines.co.nz

Location : Pierview Restaurant

New Brighton Club, 202 Marine Parade, New Brighton

RSVP by Friday August 28 – niquerobbie@hotmail.com

$10 entry per person

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Our Next Meeting: Tuesday September 2nd at 6.30pm

Stanley Estates: wines with a sense of adventure

Growing sauvignon blanc sustainably in New ZealandSharing a passion for adventure, wine, viticulture and the environment, we established our boutique vineyard in Marlborough’s famed Awatere Valley in 2003.

 

Stanley Estates
Award Winning Wines

Stanley Estates Sauvignon Blanc 2011 wins GOLD at the International Aromatic Wine Competition2011, NZPinot Gris is 2011, won the Air NZ Gold award
Wine Presentation – September
RSVP by Friday August 29 – niquerobbie@hotmail.com

Pierview Restaurant
New Brighton Club, 202 Marine Parade, New Brighton

Tuesday September 2, 2014
6.30pm sharp
$10 entry per person

***Stanley Estates, Marlborough***
http://www.stanleyestates.co.nz

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Ostler Wines

The last wine club of the year was full of costumes and colours to celebrate Christmas.

Russell and Monique certainly gave Santa and his elves a run for their money:

Santa Russell

Santa Russell

Monique the Elf

Monique the Elf

Unfazed by it all Jim Jerram from Ostler Vineyards in Waitaki Valley presented an assortment of  beautiful wine and red wines.

Our presenter Jim Jerram

Our presenter Jim Jerram

The selection of wines we got to taste:

The Ostler wine selection we got to taste

The Ostler wine selection we got to taste

Everyone had a great time dressing up, tasting the Ostler wines and getting their raffle prizes

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Plus, there was a beautiful selection of food available that everyone enjoyed.

Dig in!

Delicious!

To find out more about Ostler wines go to: http://www.ostlerwine.co.nz/home.html

Merry Christmas Folks – see you next year.

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Ostler Wines – WEDNESDAY 5th December 2012

Please note that this presentation will be on a Wednesday and not the regular Tuesday night.

To get into the Christmas spirit, please wear Red, Green or White and bring a wrapped gift up to $10 value to swap for a raffle ticket.

Jim Jerram from Ostler Wines, Waitaki Valley will be presenting a selection of white and red wines, Check out www.ostlerwine.co.nz/

CHANGE OF VENUE – FERRYMEAD GOLF CLUB, 50 FERRYMEAD PARK DRIVE

Date:    Wednesday 5th December 2012

Start:    6.30pm Sharp

Venue: Ferrymead Golf, 50 Ferrymead Park Drive, Ferrymead

Cost:    $5 entry per person and don’t forget money for your raffle tickets

Please RSVP to let us know you are coming

Email:  niquerobbie@hotmail.com by Friday by 30th November

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Mud House Wines

Novembers wine club night was brought to us by Dennis from Mud House wines.

 

We were fortunate to have a selection of 10 wines which we got to blind taste throughout the evening.

Tastings in order:

Riesling

Mud House Waipara

Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara

Sauvignon Blanc

Mud House Single Vineyard Neal Vineyard Marlborough

Waipara Hills Equinox Marlborough

Pinot Gris

Mud House Single Vineyard Taggart Vineyard Marlborough

Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Valley

Pinot Noir

Waipara Hills Waipara Valley

Mud House Estate Caseys Road Marlborough

Mud House Estate Golden Terraces Central Otago

Ending with….

Waipara Hills Equinox Waipara Late Harvest Riesling

More information about Mud House wines can be found here: http://www.mudhouse.co.nz/

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Mudhouse Wines – Tuesday 6th November 2012

Dennis Farr from Mudhouse Wines will be presenting a selection of white and red wines

Check Mudhouse Wines at their website at –  www.mudhouse.co.nz/

CHANGE OF VENUE – FERRYMEAD GOLF CLUB, 50 FERRYMEAD PARK DRIVE

Date:    Tuesday 6th November 2012

Start:    6.30pm Sharp

Venue: Ferrymead Golf, 50 Ferrymead Park Drive, Ferrymead

Cost:    $5 entry per person and don’t forget money for your raffle tickets

Please RSVP to let us know you are coming

Email:  niquerobbie@hotmail.com by Friday by 2nd November

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Waitiri Creek Wines

The October New Brighton wine club evening welcomed Paula Ramage and her son Jack from Waitiri Creek Wines, Gibbston Valley.  Paula is the Export and Marketing manager at Waitiri Creek and co-founder of the winery.

Paula kept the crowd laughing with her great sense of humour

Born and bred in Central Otago, Paula started her working life as a barrister and while working in Auckland met her future husband Alistair Ward. Together they decided to start a winery from scratch in Central Otago. In 1993 they purchased and planted their first block of vines of Chardonnay which became their first vintage.  A few years later they purchased a block of land, via fax, while in Santiago Chile and planted Pinot Noir.

Jack takes the floor to entertain the crowd

Deciding on a building for the winery, Paula and Alistair had a vision of a simple and stark building to compliment the location. When they discovered a church in derelict state 300km away they knew it was what they were looking for. They had it transported to its new location at Waitiri Creek and renovated it into a tasting room and restaurant. Since then they have installed an outdoor pizza oven and a large open area where people can relax and kids can run around and have fun.

It was a great tasting night, Paula kept the crowd laughing with her honest and funny stories on her recent visits to China where she had adjust to squat toilets and being stalked, filmed and photographed by schoolgirls and farmers.

The wines we tasted, including the unlabeled “hot off the press” Chardonnay

The tastings were as followed:

2009 Riesling. A very easy to drink dry Riesling. With a fragrance of honeysuckle and melon followed with a palate of tropical fruit notes of passionfruit and pear.

2010 Pinot Gris, favouring a dry style. Beautifully balanced with texture and weight. Great with Scallops. Creamy mid palate texture via neutral oak which gives the palate more depth.

2011 Chardonnay, We were fortunate to be the first people to taste this wine, so new that the bottles hadn’t yet been labelled. A lovely earthy nose and a soft palate.

2011 Harriet Rose. The Rose came into existence when 3 late frosts hit the vines at the end of November a few years back. The Pinot Noir vines were badly hit and it was decided to make Rose, resulting in the popular Harriet Rose.

2010 Drummer Pinot Noir.  Good robust character and a lovely dark colour. Its deeper notes come from being in French Oak for 8-10 months

2008 Pinot Noir – An elegant wine with a garnet hue and a perfume of violets and rose petals. A fruit driven palate with a finishing note of thyme and mushroom.

2007 Pinot Noir – A rich fruit fragrance that carries onto the palate.  A wine to savour and slowly enjoy.

If you want to know more about Waitiri Creek, check out the following:

For those of you reading this and want to come along to a tasting evening, flick an email to Monique at niquerobbie@hotmail.com and ask to be on the wine tasting email list. It’s a great night of wine, winemaking and great company.