Pinot Noir 2013

James Suckling: “@Timatkin @jamiegoode @stockwine …Marlborough is on a roll.” Pinot Noir 2013 involved 100 of NZ’s top pinot noir producers, and 350 or so international VIP guests for four days of tasting, eating, learning, partying and apparently doing bombs into Wellington harbour! For the first time the event was split into different “regional” venues and our very own CJ was el presidente of the…
» Read more

Tags: , , ,

New Zealand Winegrowers Trade/Media Tasting, New York

 New York – exact venue TBC I’m looking forward to attending the NZ Winegrowers Wine Fair in New York this year, and catching up with lots of our customers in the big apple. This tasting forms part of the New Zealand Winegrowers very slick programme of events in the USA – an important market for Nautilus wines, and a market where sales of NZ wines…
» Read more

Tags: , , , ,

Dine & Family of Twelve “Finale” Winemaker’s Dinner – Best of the South Island

 The Family of Twelve, twelve of New Zealand’s most highly regarded, family owned, wineries have been running a series of winemaker’s dinners at the popular Dine by Peter Gordon restaurant in the Sky City complex in Auckland. These events have been so successful that the wineries are back for a two part finale. The “Best of the North Island” dinner will take place on Wednesday…
» Read more

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Southern Pinot Noir Workshop 2013

Every year, 100 Pinot Noir winemakers from NZ’s South Island get together to talk Pinot. This isn’t the usual wine buff type talk of “scents of wild raspberries on a warm summer’s evening…” that you’ve heard a million times before. No, this is the real technical nitty gritty. Over the course of 4 days, the winemakers blind taste 100 trial or interesting wines, tank samples,…
» Read more

Tags: ,

Taste of Auckland

Taste of Auckland 2013

Claudia serving customers at Taste of Auckland When I got an email from Katy asking if I wanted to go to Taste of Auckland, I was sitting at my desk dreaming about not being at my desk, so I immediately said yes! This was such a good opportunity to represent the brand I love the most at one of the most prestigious Food and Wine…
» Read more

Tags: , , , , ,

Nautilus Pinot & Silere Merino

Last week I had the privilege of attending a 6 course degustation dinner featuring Silere alpine origin merino.  Yes not only do these high country sheep produce remarkable wool but they taste pretty good as well.  Hosted by Silere at Hummingbird Eatery & Bar in Wellington with the very talented Chef Glen Taylor in the kitchen we were in for a treat.  Over the 6…
» Read more

Pinot Palooza Melbourne

I spent last week across the ditch in Melbourne & Sydney talking up all things Nautilus.  The excuse to go was the inaugural ‘Pinot Palooza’ in Melbourne – a Pinot Noir tasting extravaganza hosted by Dam Sims & Ben Edwards. This funky event featured a great sound track, Pinot princesses and roadies as helpers & a ‘rock star’ style guide for all the Pinots featured – is your Pinot David…
» Read more

UK winemakers tour

I am almost home from a hectic 2 week tour of the UK, with a small group of antipodian winemakers (2 kiwis, 4 aussies) and what a great 2 weeks it has been.  Travelling from Edinburgh to Manchester to London to Bristol then Glasgow, Whitby, Dartmouth and back to London showing off the wines of Nautilus Estate. This was the 1st time we have had…
» Read more

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,…
» Read more

Tags: , , , ,

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…
» Read more

Tags: , , , ,