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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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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…
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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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THE FAMILY OF TWELVE, OUR PINOT NOIRS – A QUESTION OF TERROIR

Title: THE FAMILY OF TWELVE, OUR PINOT NOIRS – A QUESTION OF TERROIRLocation: London Wine Trade Fair, South Gallery Rooms 23 & 24Link out: Click hereDescription: The Family of Twelve, New Zealand’s Wine family, challenges you to attend a thought provoking Pinot Noir tasting. Tim Atkin MW moderates this once only tasting of twelve New Zealand Pinot Noirs, sourced from fruit grown in Auckland, Gisborne,…
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