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 »

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016

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Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2016 -30th Year ‘Diamond’ Celebration- Bald Hills 2014 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir won a Bronze Medal in the Air New Zealand Wine Awards. Mr Mita, Hiro and Gary attended the Awards Dinner. Date: 12 November 2016 Place: Viaduct Events Centre, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland

New Release & Discovery Tasting – London

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We recently participated in the New Zealand Winegrowers New Release & Discovery Tasting event in London. Our Pinot Noir was presented to UK wine distributors. We are looking forward to exporting more wines in the future! Huge thanks to Gerry and Sarah.   Date: 1st November 2016 Venue: The Penthouse, New Zealand House, 80 Haymarket,… Read more »

Bragato Wine Award 2016 GOLD MEDAL

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Our Single vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 has been awarded” GOLD MEDAL”. 130 outstanding brands Pinot Noir did entries this year, only seven brands has been selected. Michael Cooper Wine Guide 2016:   5 stars  Potential Classic “The 2014 vintage is the best yet. Matured in French oak barriques (30 per cent new), it is a stylish,… Read more »

August Vineyard News from Estelle & Blair

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Where Central Otago wines are grown!

August 2013 Another significant website update has meant we have been unable to stick with our plan of sending out a monthly newsletter with an attractive offer. The offers are not published on the website and are available only to those who sign-up to the newsletter.  This can be done online, by email, or when visiting… Read more »

Choosing a Winemaker – Grant Taylor

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Some two or three years after planting the bulk of our vineyard the question of a Winemaker was raised. At the time among the prominent Winemakers was Grant Taylor.  It was a matter of approaching him with our request.  As it happened Grant Taylor  accepted the job, but not before inspecting the site and assuring… Read more »

PJ Charteris on Central Otago Riesling and Bald Hills

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Musings from PJ Charteris who buys fruit from Bald Hills to make a Central Otago Riesling for the Charteris label…… “This all brings me to 1985 Robard and Butler Amberley Vineyard Rhine Riesling from Waipara in North Canterbury. While my parents were enjoying the wave of Muller Thurgau (ironically, a grapevine cross of Riesling and… Read more »