Gareth Stewart's venison wellington

Wellingtons in Auckland

Nautilus Estate Pinot Noir 2011 was served at a recent masterclass organised by Cuisine magazine. The title of the masterclass was “Stress-free entertaining with Gareth Stewart” and was attended by about 160 avid foodies. Nautilus Pinot Noir was delicious partnered with Gareth’s Venison Wellingtons and there were many favourable comments on this particular match. Both the dish and the wine had a subtle combination of…
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A Chardonnay Vertical Tasting

Last Friday we conducted a little tasting of our previous Chardonnay vintages. The occasion? Selecting three vintages for a Chardonnay masterclass organised by the Family of Twelve early in 2014. We will be in some pretty illustrious company with Chardonnay specialists Kumeu River rubbing shoulders with the likes of Ata Rangi, Neudorf, Pegasus Bay and Felton Road. Since the Cloudy Bay winemaking team happened to…
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Marlborough Wine Weekend

Trade and media guests saw Marlborough at its best a couple of weeks ago for the biannual Marlborough Wine Weekend. Nautilus featured strongly throughout the event with the Cuvee Marlborough Brut NV included in the Methode Marlborough seminar and the Nautilus Chardonnay 2012 featured in the Marlborough Chardonnay masterclass. Both of these sessions focused on styles that are perhaps the underrated stars of the region…
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Nautilus Estate Vintage Rosé launched

Nautilus Cuvée Marlborough Brut NV has long been regarded as one of NZ’s top sparkling wines. This NV is so good that we have resisted the temptation to produce a vintage wine as we just don’t see how we could make it any better. However recently we got thinking about something a little different and Wednesday 16th October saw the launch of our new vintage sparkling…
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Laura Forest's amazing artwork - I love the link between the beautiful flowers and the slightly confronting plate of offal.

Artdego 2013

Artdego 2013 was a hot ticket in Auckland this year. After the success of last year’s event the challenge was on to make this year bigger and better – to achieve the same “wow” factor as last year, despite the attendees’ expectations being higher than ever. What a great achievement. Nautilus Estate was involved as guests arrived – they were offered a glass of the…
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MÉTHODE MARLBOROUGH LAUNCHED

As a long standing producer of quality sparkling wine in the form of Nautilus Estate Cuvee Marlborough Brut NV, we take our fizz very seriously. As such, Nautilus Estate is very proud to be one of the founding members of “Méthode Marlborough” - a society formed to communicate the quality and heritage of Marlborough traditional method sparkling wines. The society launched 1 September and comprises the following nine members:- Allan…
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Ballet Banquet part 2

Here is the video from the Ballet Banquet. It is so beautiful I had to repost…  

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The Ballet Banquet

Nautilus Estate has proudly sponsored the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) now for a number of years. This year, in the RNZB’s 60th anniversary year, we wanted to do something a bit different to celebrate this amazing national treasure – today arguably at its height. Over a cheeky glass of Nautilus or two with Morven McAuley from Antipodes Water Company, the idea of the Ballet…
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Negociants International Visit Nautilus Estate

The wonderful team at Negociants International do a great job of representing our wines in countries as far flung as the Philippines, Mongolia, The Netherlands, South Africa, and Mexico. You would think with all that travelling they might want to have a few quiet nights at home between sales visits, but somehow we managed to persuade them to spend their weekend with us at Nautilus…
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Chip off the old block…

 Every year at Nautilus we take on a handful of extra people to help us out over the busy vintage period. The cool thing about our winery is that we are pretty small, and only need to take on 4-5 each year. Which means we can be pretty picky. Somehow this year, a young lady called Jess managed to slip through the net (!) Jess…
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