Vigneron's Notes

A family wine estate from New Zealand. We craft traditional wine styles that emphasise texture, mouthfeel and persistence of flavour. www.bellbirdspring.co.nz

Month: June, 2012

A good interview on wine closures. # htt

A good interview on wine closures. # http://ow.ly/bVFsL #waiparavalley #nzwine

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‘Corked!’ wine mocumentary looks prett

‘Corked!’ wine mocumentary looks pretty funny. See the trailer http://ow.ly/bScq2 #nzwine #waiparavalley (http://corkedthemovie.com/)

Jancis Robinson on social media and wine

Jancis Robinson on social media and wine. She rates CellarTracker.com #nzwine #waiparavalley http://ow.ly/bHb1q

Highlight of the weekend. Te Matuku Bay,

Highlight of the weekend. Te Matuku Bay, Pacific oysters and Nino Franco ‘Rustico’ prosecco. http://ow.ly/i/HBIV

This weekend’s highlight is Te Whau ‘T

This weekend’s highlight is Te Whau ‘The Point’ 2007. A wonderfully fragrant and supple homage to the Medoc. Enjoyed at the vineyard restaurant, Waiheke. Our lunch included twice cooked duck and grilled angas beef tenderloin. http://ow.ly/i/GtJR http://ow.ly/i/GtK1

Cheese and wine matching

Cheese and wine matching

A simple guide to wine and cheese pairings. Worth a look.

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Pressing Pinot Noir at Bellbird Spring 2012

Pressing Pinot Noir at Bellbird Spring 2012.

Pressing Pinot Noir at Bellbird Spring 2012

Last week I was pressing off the Pinot Noir.  I’m glad I did, as I missed this week’s cold snap.

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These pictures show me, filling my old Knod basket press.

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