For the team at Domaine Thomson, it’s fair to say that April has been a truly Jekyll and Hyde month.
For us, the good Dr Jekyll was represented by a terrific vintage in autumnal Central Otago.
The last 12 months have been particularly challenging for many people in NZ, HK and the world and we feel that supporting mental health is really important in these uncertain times.
Good morning everyone. With confirmation of Auckland heading into Level 3 COVID Lockdown at 6am on Sunday morning and the rest of New Zealand into Level 2 for 7 days, a note to confirm our Cellar Door remains OPEN with all the necessary precautions in place. We are open seven days a week 11am to 5pm and look forward to welcoming you. Today however, the NZ Wine 'Go You!' workshop has been postponed. Please see post below. Do have a look at the Wellbeing links page - there are some really good resources there and at such a relevant time....
From PM: It’s the first day of the Year of the Ox! We wish all of you a happy, healthy and prosperous year! Without exaggeration, I think most people in today’s world are hoping this year will be a better one than last year…. Here in Hong Kong, celebrations are a bit muted, however people are still celebrating and looking forward to the year of the Ox. On New Year’s Eve, we had a special dish called Poon Choi which originates from the New Territories, Hong Kong. A one pot dish with many Lunar New Year specialities in it, including the black seaweed for good luck, this dish dates back...
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……
It was a cool and drizzly afternoon in Tokyo when we arrived at Haneda last week. There was no time to slurp up some ramen before rushing off to the sommeliers tasting in the afternoon, suitcases in tow.
Following Simon’s win of The Young Viticulturist of the Year in August, it was his turn to compete in the RNZIH Young Horticulturist of the Year competition in Auckland over the last 3 days – and he won!
We were delighted recently, to be able to welcome Joel and Jordanah Cullen for their wedding photo’s. What a beautiful wedding party, setting and atmosphere – our huge congratulations to Joel and Jordanah and we wish you both all the very best in your future together. If you would like more information on our Venue […]