A vintage year: Cross Hares

The daffodils are in full flower, lambs are frolicking and the vines at Cross Hares are already forming new buds of spring.     For vintners Natalie and Warrick Edwards, it’s been a busy year at the vineyard, but the rewards have been worth all the hard work and anxiety, as by early October they […]

Home of fine wine: Clark Estate

Clark Estate needs no introduction for budding wine connoisseurs.     The family owned 36-acre vineyard in the Upper Awatere Valley in Marlborough is home to some of the most delectable vintages in the South Island. One could describe the wines of Clark Estate in three words – powerful, vibrant and authentic. Powerful in terms […]

Ataahua Wines

Fruit of the gods: Ataahua Wines

Amongst the many quatrains found in the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, these words, written in the 11th century, have achieved immortality: “A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou beside me, singing in the wilderness…”     Omar certainly had the perfect recipe for a contented life sussed – food, wine and your […]