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A Message from the New Owners

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Isao Mita of Yokohama Japan is pleased to announce his purchase of Bald Hills Vineyard and Wines. “We have the greatest respect and admiration for Blair and Estelle Hunt for the excellence they were able to achieve. It is an honour to continue their legacy in the production of exceptional wines. We wish to build… Read more »

ODT Article: Keen yachtsman realises another dream

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The new owner of Bald Hills vineyard Isao Mita (centre), of Yokohama, Japan, toasts the future with Mita Holdings foreign division manager Hiroshi Kusu (left), ofYokohama, and vineyard manager Gary Crabbe. Yachting and quality red wine are two of the passions of Bald Hills’ new owner, Japanese businessman Isao Mita. Mr Mita was in Bannockburn… Read more »

Recipe of the Week: Grilled chicken salad

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Inspired by the popular curried chicken salad, this grilled chicken salad recipe calls for an Indian tandoori-style yogurt marinade for the chicken. Then it’s grilled, chopped, and stirred together with tangy dressing, which includes store-bought mango chutney. If you prefer more spicy heat, add a bit more ground red pepper. Ingredients 1 tablespoon canola oil… Read more »

Food and Wine pairing of the week: Chicken, tomato and mozzarella gnocchi

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Chicken, tomato and mozzarella gnocchi is a simple dish that gives you the alternative to mashed, boiled or fried potatoes with chicken. Gnocchi are little Italian potato dumplings that cook quickly and will mop up some of the lovely, garlicky, tomato sauce. Ingredients Small head of broccoli, cut into small florets 500g pack fresh gnocchi… Read more »

Food and Wine pairing of the week: Slow-roasted shredded pork with thyme, taleggio & lemon-dressed rocket pizza dressing

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We can’t bring Jamie Oliver to your house for lunch or dinner, but we can bring one of his delicious recipes to your computer for you to create. This week we have found a scrumptious pork and thyme pizza for all you Friday night social butterflys to enjoy in the comfort of your own home…. Read more »

Food and Wine pairing of the week: Soy glazed New Zealand king Salmon with pak choi, ginger & garlic chips

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Ingredients 400gms New Zealand King Salmon – skin removed & portioned into 100gm pieces 40gm Fresh Ginger root – peeled and sliced very thinly into wafers 4-5 Large garlic cloves – sliced thinly into wafers 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds – lightly toasted 4 stems Pak choi 100mls Dark sweet soy sauce Ginger & Garlic Chips… Read more »

Food and Wine pairing of the week: NZ Greenshell mussels with tomato, pesto and bacon sauce

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Did someone say mussels? Yes please! This delicious meal packs an amazing flavoursome punch. Impress your house guests with this beautiful serving at the dining table. Ingredients 1 kg (2.2 lbs) New Zealand Greenshell mussels – frozen half shell (thawed) or live mussels scrubbed and de-bearded 150mls Olive Oil 1 large Garlic Clove – minced 1 Onion… Read more »

Food and Wine Pairing of the week – Thai Eggplant Salad

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We just love eggplant! The iron, calcium and other minerals in eggplant supply the essential nutrients required by the body.  All this, while relishing a highly  flavorful veggie. Eggplants contain certain essential phyto nutrients which improve blood  circulation and nourish the brain. But remember—these nutrients are concentrated  in the skin of the eggplant, so don’t peel and… Read more »

Spice up those darker nights with a wine cocktail

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A change in the weather brings on a change in our moods and our taste, so spice it up and embrace the new season! As we transition from summer to autumn we loose those long, lazy late nights, followed by the early sunshine awakening us each morning.  We start to face grey overcast mornings and a… Read more »