Chopper swirls warm air down to mix with colder air sitting underneath

The Frost Chronicles – a winemaker’s perspective

The sight of bud burst at the start of spring is something we all look forward to during the cold long winter here in Marlborough. We can dust off the shorts and start wondering what Mother Nature will bring us this year to work with at the winery. It also happens to be when Mike our viticulturist starts to look a little edgy and is…
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Family of Twelve Masterclasses in Melbourne

The Family of Twelve – Twelve family owned wineries representing a cross section of the best kiwi wines – will be visiting Melbourne for a series of masterclasses on Tuesday 30th October. Nautilus will be represented by the eminent Clive Weston (do not get caught drinking with this man after midnight…) and other family members along for the ride will include Judy Finn of Neudorf,…
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Marlborough Pinot Styles

You all know we are pretty passionate about Pinot Noir here at Nautilus. Especially pinots that come from our beloved Marlborough region. Check out this video of a Family of Twelve masterclass held at the London International Wine Fair earlier this year. The masterclass focused on regional styles of Pinot in NZ and this section shows me giving an overview of the Marlborough wines included…
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UK Winemaker’s Tour September 2012

I always love coming to the UK – my English parents immigrated to New Zealand in the 50’s so our family has a lot of connections there and every time I visit, London feels more familiar and welcoming. NZ and the UK have so much in common (love of fish and chips, rugby, and Olympic rowing success) that trips to the UK are enjoyable rather…
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Complexity Wine Tasting en route between New York City and Montreal

Grapes on a train!!!

All aboard! On September 16th, around 50 sommeliers, journalists, bloggers and winemakers boarded a train in New York City, bound for the beautiful city of Montreal, via a 9 hour journey to New Zealand - or at least a journey through NZ’s wines, courtesy of the Complexity NZ wine project. What an innovative concept – it certainly peaked the interest of the New York wine scene. The…
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Cured venison with gingerbread croutons, matched with Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2001

Local pinot noir celebration held at Cloudy Bay Winery

Saturday was a fairly grey, rainy day here in Blenheim. So what better way to pass the day, than holed up in the barrel hall at Cloudy Bay with various wine industry colleagues and customers, tasting a selection of the best 2009 pinots, followed by a fantastic meal created by chef Des Harris from Auckland’s Clooney Restaurant. The tasting was led by Cloudy Bay winemaker…
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Pinot Palooza

Do you like Pinot Noir? Do you love Pinot Noir? Do you need to find out more about Pinot Noir, to see what all the fuss is about? Then you are looking for a purely indulgent Pinot Noir experience, and you have come to the right place. Get ready to get hip deep in the finest Pinot Noirs produced in the southern hemisphere, and to…
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Marlborough Pinot Back Country Safari

10 quality-focused pinot producers of Marlborough lead their guests on a four-wheel drive tour of some of the back country pinot noir-dedicated vineyards of Marlborough. Avoiding the main roads, the event will highlight the fabulous food, wine, landscape and personalities of this stunning region. Date: 20113-02-02

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