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Marlborough

Cellar Work

Clean Lines

Whether it has the capacity to produce 500 or 5 million cases, there’s a certain beauty to winery cellars that is hard to resist. All we know, is we’ve never met a cellar we didn’t like.    

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Travel

A Sheep and Easy Post

Our first introduction to New Zealand culture was watching a show about shepherds-turned-folkstars, Bret and Jemaine, on Flight of the Concords.   They often joked about the country’s large sheep presence, but it wasn’t until we lived in New Zealand…

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Cellar Work

Scenes from Our Cellar

After the buzz of harvest has worn off, the real work begins. Tending to fermentations, digging out tanks, and filing barrels after the angels have taken their share are just a few of the winery tasks that fill the long…

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Travel

Snout Track Walkabout

Our first introduction to the South Island was from the viewing deck of the Interislander Ferry. After spending three weeks driving around the North Island, we were anxious to get to Marlborough and put down (somewhat shallow) roots. Our first…

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Travel

A Much Needed Walkabout

The Whither Hills boarder the Waipara Valley in the Marlborough region to the south. They were carved by glaciers and had their contours revealed when humans settled the area, hunting moa and establishing agriculture. The upper level of the winery…

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Wine

Waipara Valley + The Beginning

I’m not ashamed to admit that it took me a couple years past drinking age to really enjoy wine. The turning point was when I was visiting my sister and she loaded me up on a concoction of Sauv Blanc…

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