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Bald Hills Vineyard News: November 7th 2013

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It seems that bud-burst is barely over and already the team is in to thin the shoots so that the vines can easily ripen fewer grapes and thus produce better more complex and flavoursome wine. In this shot one of our workers is attending to a section of the Pinot Noir known as “Clone Abel”…. Read more »

Tales from the Tasting Room: A drop of Central Otago Pinot Gris

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Bald Hills Pigeon Rocks

Why did we name our Pinot Gris Pigeon Rocks? Sitting outside enjoying a glass of our Pigeon Rocks Central Otago Pinot Gris this evening, the Pigeon Rocks which adjoin Bald Hills looked especially beautiful. These rocks are the home to a number of  pigeons which fly out daily for a reconnoitre of the vineyards, in… Read more »

Food & Wine Pairing Recipe of the Week – Smoked Salmon and Sage Scrambled Eggs with Sour Cream

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Long weekends to me are all about brunch (actually every weekend). So todays wine and food match is dedicated to local produce and a weekend tradition. Local free range organic eggs, sage from the garden and the most beautiful Manuka Smoked Salmon from Tekapo, smoked by our local expert Scotty from the Fridge in Cromwell…. Read more »

Bald Hills Vineyard News: October 22nd 2013

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Sulphur spraying at Bald Hills Vineyard

Following Organic Practice Now that the vines are in full bud burst at Bald Hills the important task of spraying with fungicide has commenced and will continue throughout the growing season, every two weeks. The sulphur spray used protects all parts of the vine from the extremely damaging powdery mildew. Not only the fruit can… Read more »

Tales from the Tasting Room: A great review and a mixed dozen

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Tales from the tasting room - social media review

A wonderful buyer from Auckland arrived to taste our range of wines on Saturday having been sent by a friend. She and her husband, while serious “tasters” found themselves regaled with hilarious life stories as well as detailed discussions of the finer points of the vineyard and the making of wine. Being very social media… Read more »

Bald Hills Vineyard News: October 14th 2013

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A Vertical Riesling Tasting Because we have a group of fanatical Riesling lovers amongst our close friends we decided on a dinner party with a difference –  a tasting of our Central Otago Rieslings from 2005 until 2010.  Starting with locally caught (from the Ohau channel -thanks Mike!) and smoked salmon (thanks Scotty from The… Read more »

Bald Hills Vineyard News: October 8th 2013

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Bald HIlls Bud Burst 2013

Buds are bursting! A few days of sun and warmer temperatures have inspired the vines to leap into action spot on time, which is normally about the 5th or 6th of October year after year. About 40% of the furry buds have burst open and are leafing up rapidly. The others will follow suit during the next… Read more »

Tales from the Tasting Room: Opening Weekend in the Tasting Room

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Tasting Room Gardens, Bad Hills Vineyard, Bannockburn

Tasting Room Opening Weekend It has been a busy time at Bald Hills with the annual “Across the Bridge in Bannockburn” weekend coinciding with our opening of the Tasting Room (1-5pm Friday to Monday inclusive). Visitors, a mix of newcomers and old friends, enjoyed the casual banter and informal atmosphere accompanied by really delicious Rosé,… Read more »