Pinot Noir – The New Zealand Story

by John Saker with stunning photography by Aaron Mclean Move over Sauvignon Blanc! Saker argues the case for his beloved Pinot Noir most convincingly and eloquently in this book. Random House – $49.99 (Views: 1025)

Staying Overnight Among the Vines

After a sensational day out at the Wairarapa Harvest Festival where we were alongside more than 2000 other people sampling the regions wine and food, it was lovely on sunset to drive into the tranquility of the grounds at Gladstone Vineyards. Our delightful accommodation for the night was a beautifully appointed, self-catering apartment set above […]

Hoedown at the Harvest Festival

It hardly seems like a week ago that I was hobnobbing it down at the 6th annual Wairarapa Wines Harvest Festival in Gladstone, sampling wines and nibbles on blistering beautiful sunshine filled day. With four bands playing off the side of a truck, nine eateries and 16 vineyards it was always going to be a […]