Three Decades of Nautilus Chardonnay

The story of Nautilus Chardonnay begins in 1989 when the first wine was made from what is now our own Nautilus Renwick vineyard (you know the classic story – we liked the wine so much, we had to buy the vineyard). This vineyard has remained the cornerstone vineyard for our Chardonnay programme ever since. Throughout the ’90s, Chardonnay grew to be a significant and successful part of the Nautilus…
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ABC to BBC

Last week we attended the annual Australia & New Zealand winemaker’s tour road show run by our distributors, Negociants New Zealand.  This 4 city whirlwind trip involves a bunch of Ozzie & NZ winemakers showing of their wines & certainly a fun time is had by all.  Each day started with a series of master classes and Nautilus Chardonnay featured in the master class ‘ABC…
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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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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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