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 »

Food & Wine Pairing Recipe of the Week – Dark Chocolate Venison Pie with Parsnip Topping

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Venison is abundant in Central Otago. We have many friends who fill their freezers once a year after committing to a week long hunt in the hills, especially those in Wanaka and the surrounds. This dish is great for the less attractive cuts of meat. Combined with a little fruit and the rich nuttiness of this dark chocolate pastry make this dish something very… Read more »

Food & Wine Pairing Recipe of the Week – Roasted Butternut and Blue Cheese Arancini

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We recently had the most delightful dinner in Wanaka at Urban Grind. One of their most popular entrees on the menu is their Blue Cheese Arancini balls. Italian risotto balls which ooze divine blue cheese with each bite. So delicious it was time to try my own version at home. These make the perfect canapés if you are having friends over for dinner… Read more »