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New Central Otago Cellar Door – a first for NZ Wine

Jul 24, 2019 | Press

Descombes Family Wines

Descombes Family Wines - a warm welcome by PM Hall-Jones   When I first met Sylvain and Delphine Descombes at a wine fair in Dijon last year, I was struck by how good their wine was, and second, by our animated discussion about their forthcoming trip, with their four children, to New Zealand, over the Christmas holidays! So it was that the Descombes came to Domaine Thomson on New Year’s Day 2023 and were treated to a tasting conducted by David. The kids, including the Descombes’ twin daughters, enjoyed meeting the cows. They all had a lovely holiday through the North and South...

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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