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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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A Very Special Sauvignon Blanc…

The Nautilus Winemakers Selection Sauvignon Blanc, like the Four Barriques Pinot Noir, is a wine we have made occasionally when we think the vintage quality warrants it.  Previously allocated to the UK market, this wine is for the first time being released here in NZ. The style of this Sauvignon Blanc has always been at the technical forefront of what we are trying to achieve…
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Nautilus Vintage Rose 2011

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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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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Gruner - Comp

Groovy Baby…

You may not have heard of it before, but Gruner Veltliner is an exciting new wine variety for New Zealand consumers and winemakers alike. Grüner Veltliner (AKA Grüner, GruVee or GV) is the most prized varietal in Austria and “Today, no self-respecting restaurant wine list, whether in New York or Hong Kong, can afford to be without at least one example of this, Austria’s signature white…
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Sleeper vintages – every vintage is not the same!

One of the great things about wine is that every new release is the result of the unique conditions from that growing season. While there will be some consistency from year to year rooted in the terroir and the house winemaking style, every wine is invariably a snapshot of the year in which it was grown. One of the challenges we face as winemakers is…
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