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A Peek at Kiwi Pinot

I wrote a guest blog for Broken Stone Winery about my time at a winery in New Zealand.

20160225_080739 (1) A rainbow graces the sky as Aurum vineyard is protected from birds by a massive net.

For a change of pace, we’re posting a travel note from our assistant winemaker Candace Battig.  It’s hard to believe that just as our vines prepare to bud, the Kiwis will be just finishing their harvest.

“Summer 2016 has come to a close!   That is  — if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere.

This past Winter, with the vines put to bed and all quiet in the vineyard at Broken Stone Winery it was the perfect chance to hop down to New Zealand to see what grape growing is like down there.

Kiwis are famous for their screw tops and sauvignon blanc wines — but if you look closer you’ll find they also make remarkable Pinot Noir.  On the south island of New Zealand, Central Otago has made a name for itself in the past 30…

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