The Paper Nautilus Sauvignon Blanc

The beautiful and mysterious Paper Nautilus is rarely seen in the open ocean but occasionally washes up on secluded beaches around the Marlborough Sounds. With its paper-like shells, its delicate geometry and feather-weight texture, this distant cousin of the Nautilus in our logo has become the inspiration for a new direction of Sauvignon Blanc winemaking for the Nautilus team. 30 years’ experience has led us…
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A Winter Dinner with The Paper Nautilus

We are loving Kelly Gibney’s latest creation, this match is a unique and delicious combination of flavours, perfect for this time of the year. Crispy skinned fish w/ roasted fennel & white bean puree Serves 4 Olive and caper sauce 10 pitted Sicilian green olives 1 tablespoon capers Large handful fresh mint leaves Large handful fresh parsley 1/2 cup good quality olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice…
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It’s time to share with Mum!

The best thing to do during Mother’s Day is to spend time with your loved ones, and the ideal setting is around the table. Kelly Gibney created a beautiful cake for you to impress your Mum, family and friends. The soft spice notes added to this recipe and the toffee flavour of coconut sugar make this Autumnal cake feel perfect for the season, and the…
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A Vintage Meal

  During vintage  we all work very hard and a good meal is essential to keep you going.  When we are working shifts we work in with local catering company BV Gourmet who provided with delicious nutritious meals and we can simply re-heat and eat for lunch or dinner to keep the crew going.  Of course occasionally we get the opportunity to relax a bit…
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The More the Merrier

Kelly Gibney suggests three simple and special Christmas recipes matched with three beautiful Nautilus wines to take the stress out of seasonal entertaining. Halloumi, zucchini & mint fritters w/ harissa yoghurt Makes 20 small fritters These tempting little fritters are the perfect pre-meal bite to serve to your guests. Partner with the Nautilus Cuvee Brut NV 4 medium zucchini 180 grams halloumi – grated ½…
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Deck the Halls

The best hosts plan ahead, get prepared for the entertaining season with tips from Città Stylist Sam van Kan on how to create an Instagram worthy dining display to delight friends and family with this Christmas. 2.   Go green We love to incorporate greenery into a dining display, especially when there are so many beautiful blooms to forage for at this time of year!…
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Lunch on the Lawn

Blossoms, bees and bubbles are an ideal way to celebrate the arrival of warmer days, Kelly Gibney offers two divine recipes – the perfect match for a glass of Nautilus Vintage Rose on a spring afternoon. The Ultimate Picnic Salad Serves 4 generously This salad is very loosely inspired by a classic niscoise salad. It’s so full of delicious ingredients it can be all you…
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An Exquisite Rose

Fantastic sparkling wine has always been an important part of our winemaking at Nautilus Estate, winning many awards and trophies. Making sparkling wines is a more complex process than traditional still wines but one that we have learned a lot about over the years. One of the distinguishing characteristics of our renowned Nautilus Cuvée Marlborough Brut NV is that it is a Pinot Noir dominant…
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View From the Top

  We began making Nautilus Marlborough Chardonnay in 1989 buying grapes from a vineyard in Renwick. The fruit held such promise we bought the vineyard shortly afterward. Despite this early potential, it was undoubtedly a challenging beginning for Chardonnay in our portfolio.  We struggled with inferior clonal selection, high yields and faulty corks – you name it. So in the late 90’s we decided to…
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A Perfect Platter

The expression ‘you eat with your eyes first’ is certainly true when creating the ultimate platter. Our friends at Città share their tips on how to curate a cheese platter feast, together with our perfect wine pairings. 1. Perfect pairings First thing’s first, choose your cheese and wine pairings carefully so the flavours work together in perfect harmony. Luckily in New Zealand, we have artisans…
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