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Winemaking changing of the guard

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With the New Year comes a changing of the guard in our Winemaking team. We say farewell and a huge thank you to Peter Bartle who has been our Winemaker since 2011, and we welcome our new Winemaker, Pip Battley. Having assisted Pete with our winemaking since 2017, Pip knows our Bald Hills vineyard and… Read more »

Four Seasons in One Week

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Last week summer was finally on its way! It reached 32 degrees in our vineyard and our viticulture team were completing shoot thinning. Our vines are looking great and loved the sunshine. Things have got off to a cooler start this week – after lots of rain the grass has greened up and there is… Read more »

Bald Hills Tops International Competition with a Trifecta of Trophies

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The Bald Hills 2015 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir has scooped the pool at the prestigious Sydney International Wine Competition receiving three Trophies – Best Pinot Noir, Best Red Table Wine, and the ultimate Trophy distinction for Best Wine of Competition. An astounding achievement for a small boutique vineyard in The Heart of the Desert in… Read more »

We love Riverstone Kitchen!

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In the Vineyard pruning is almost completed and the usual running repairs to posts and wires is well underway. Rabbit control occupies our thoughts and Tony Lingard and Blair have been filling holes around the “rabbit proof” perimeter of the vineyard with rocks – a somewhat temporary measure I am afraid. So very cute those… Read more »

Our Wine Being Drunk In Antarctica?

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We complain about the cold down here, but take a look at this photo of our central otago wine in the Antarctic sent to us by one of our visitors to Bald Hills. He is the Commander of C-17 forces for Operation Deep Freeze, and so gets down there fairly regularly. He would have had… Read more »

Our Central Otago vineyard prepares for winter

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We have had precious few of those long sunny days with cloudless skies this year in Central Otago. May has been the first month of Winter. We have had no chance to get into the garden and there are tulips and irises waiting to be planted and bags of “Moa Wool” waiting to be spread… Read more »