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 »

Food & Wine Pairing Recipe of the Week – Pinot Pears

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Don’t put away your slow cooker just yet! Why not try using it for a dessert? There is always time to make dessert in my kitchen and this dish gets me very excited. Slow cooking pears really enhances the flavors. Add that to the combination of spices and you have something simply divine! I have… Read more »

Food & Wine Pairing Recipe of the Week – Italian spaghetti cake

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Once again Jamie Oliver is the inspiration for this weeks’ wine and food pairing. He is inspirational in the kitchen. Influenced by Italian cookery, his rustic flair suits our style of cooking. Easy, fun and ultimately delicious, this cheesy and fragrant pasta dish is a great twist on your usual bowl of spagetti! Italian Spaghetti Cake      Ingredients: 600 ml cream 4… Read more »

Raymond Chan Wine Review – Bald Hills Single Vineyard Bannockburn Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012

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We recently had the wonderful Raymond Chan review a selection of our wines. Raymond has some great points to make about each of our wine’s scoring each individually. Raymond is a highly respected wine advisor in the New Zealand wine scene with over two decades of wine judging, retailing and writing experience. Here is what he had… Read more »

Central Otago Wine Harvest 2013 at Bald Hills

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Harvest this year commenced around 9th April and continued until 20th April when the last of the riesling grapes came off. Picking was strung out over that period, unlike most previous years when harvest was all over in a few days. With a constant threat of frosts, which would have meant immediate picking,  it was… Read more »