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Cellar Door Updates – 10 Questions You Always Wanted to Ask…

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Who is Domaine Thomson Wines? We are a tight knit team based in the Cromwell Basin of Central Otago – the prime ‘fruit bowl’ of New Zealand, growing some of the world’s best pinot noirs. We are a diverse and committed bunch – owners David and PM Hall-Jones live in Hong Kong although David was born and bred in Invercargill and PM was originally from Singapore. Claudio, who manages the Trade and Export sales, is from Brazil but was born in the US, and Simon, our Vineyard Manager, is also from Invercargill but came into the wine world via Papua New Guinea and Alexandra. Dean Shaw of the...

Food and Sake Adventures in ancient Kyoto

It was a beautiful clear winter day when our Shinkansen floated into Kyoto Station. As usual, we were lined up by the door, ready to jump out when it stopped. They only stop for two minutes each stop, so we were there holding onto the suitcases, as we didn’t plan to go onto Hiroshima, the next stop. Though I have heard that Hiroshima has excellent oysters and a special, Hiroshima style Okonomiyaki, which is very good. Another time……

Cellar Door Progress – Spring Has Sprung

Spring has definitely ‘Sprung’ here in Central Otago - the blossoms are out, lambs are bouncing in the green fields and the vineyard is bursting with activity. The vines made it through bud burst without any frost damage and are looking very happy, healthy...

Simon Wins National Young Viticulturist of the Year 2019

Simon Gourley, Vineyard Manager for Domaine Thomson Wines in Central Otago, has captured the title of New Zealand Wines Young Viticulturist of the Year for 2019. Domaine Thomson are proud to announce our very own Simon Gourley as Young Viticulturist of the Year 2019. So proud even that it bought a tear to the eye of owner David Hall-Jones when listening live from Invercargill.

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