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A French Affair

David and PM are in Burgundy, catching up on our vineyards and winemakers there. There was also quite a significant birthday celebrated! Happy Birthday David!

2020 Rosé – Gold Medal at the 2021 Aotearoa Organic Wine Awards

Very happy to receive the news this morning from @organicwineawards that our 2020 Rosé won a GOLD Medal!! We are so delighted, thank you. Well done to all the winners and champions especially from Central Otago Winegrowers Association - humbling company! . A small batch production of this delicious pinot noir clone 6 wine is only available here at our cellar door, via our website and exclusively at Rātā Magnums available too - be quick! https://domainethomsonwines.com/.../2020-rose-1-5l-magnum/ . #organicsisbest #gooddirt #pinotcentral #nzwine #cromwell #pinotnoir #roséaday #magnum #gold...

What a difference a week makes!

A week ago, PM and I had just arrived in Burgundy. The days were sunny and warm, with daily highs reaching 18 to 19°. The vines were waking up from their winter sleep and there were early signs of budding in some vineyards. A week later, a storm system from northern Europe is upon us and temperatures have plummeted. It has snowed all morning and by lunchtime, the temperature had limped its way to a miserly 2 degrees! Pretty chilly for April. I undertook my daily walk in the vineyards above Gevrey-Chambertin in light snow and an Artic wind. A week ago, vintage in New Zealand was barely...

We are looking forward to a very special time – harvest in the Vineyard

Every year, as we come up to “harvest” time, we all have mixed feelings. Harvest is the culmination of the year’s work, it’s what we have looked forward to all year. As the time comes, it’s both exciting and a little tense, we hope we have done all necessary work to set up the vines in the best position for a good vintage 2022. We also look up at the sky and hope for the best as far as the weather is concerned. It never fails to surprise how vignerons around the world feel the same about the run up to harvest, it is the same heady mixture of anticipation, excitement about the vintage and...

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