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...
We welcome in 2022 with renewed hope and some relief that we can leave 2021 behind. The vineyard looks a picture with flourishing vines – the grapes bunches are now formed and set, with the vines enjoying the stretch of hot weather we are experiencing. It appears we are ahead in our usual seasonal harvest timetable as well. Cromwell is abuzz with holiday makers out on the lake, on the biking trails and taking the opportunity to sample the fine wines available in the region. Our new release Surveyor Thomson Rosé 2021 has been popular not just for its...
I love Paris in the springtime, I love Paris in the fall. I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles, I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles.
Vendanges have finished in Burgundy, they were done quite quickly this year, due to the bad frosts in April.
Vendanges have started on Sunday morning at our white Burgundy vineyard at Saint-Aubin! The parcel is in the Climat, le Travers de Chez Edouard, which is just behind the premier Cru Climat, Derrière Chez Edouard.
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.
While New Zealand may only produce a small amount of Pinot Noir, it punches well above its weight when it comes to quality, finds Lucy Shaw, with North Canterbury emerging as the region to watch.
After a hot and dry summer, we were rejoicing when the rains came in late August. To be honest, there wasn’t a lot of rain but we were so happy to have some. Each time it rained, it was fine and dense and refreshing, just wonderful and what the vines needed. Fortunately, there was none […]
It has been a long hot summer with a few heatwaves and not enough rain. Many days of lovely blue skies and very brown lawns. There has been a lot in the news on forest fires and climate change, all food for thought and of concern. There has been lots of activity in the village […]
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 […]