Marlborough is New Zealand's 'gold rush' wine area. When the world learned in the 1970s that its unique microclimate could make the most distinctive Sauvignon Blanc, thousands of farmers and winemakers flocked in to try their luck.
Nowadays the dust of that rapid expansion seems to have finally settled and a more mature Marlborough is emerging. Producers are experimenting with other grape varieties and making alternative wine styles.
Some even believe they can challenge the idea that central Otago wears the crown for New Zealand Pinot Noir. Better and more complex reds are emerging from Marlborough and we will have an opportunity to try a great example.
Mike and Claire Allan established Huia Vineyards in 1996 after time spent learning about winemaking at a variety of businesses including Cloudy Bay, Lawson's Dry Hills, Veuve Cliquot and Taittinger.
Their 9 hectares of vineyards are located in Rapaura, on what is known as the 'Golden Mile' close to the Wairau River. The vineyards are farmed organically and biodynamically believing that a natural approach in harmony with nature always works best.
Join us for a tasting that follows the Huia methods through 3 wines. We'll try their Sauvignon Blanc (65% fermented in neutral oak barrels), their organic Gruner Veltliner and their barnstorming Pinot Noir.
Book on this page for ONE person connecting to our online tasting. For TWO or more people using one video device you can save money using this page: please see here.
James Thorne has put together a 3-pack of delicious wines at an exclusive 15% discount with delivery in sustainable recyclable packaging.
Simply book your spaces and we'll send a link for ordering the wines. We will also send instructions for joining Zoom from a desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile phone. Zoom is a very sociable medium for wine tasting and we can guarantee you'll have fun! Each session will last just over an hour.
Special case price is £53.04 (normal price £62.40 - 15% discount). Delivery is free in the Cambridge area or £8.99 elsewhere. You can book more than one online tasting and combine wine deliveries to spread the delivery charge.
Note - you need only consume a tasting sample of each wine opened during the session and you can follow our wine preservation tips to keep leftovers for another day.
Cut off date for ordering national wine deliveries is Sun 2 Oct.
This event is online only.
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