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82 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 75 - Pinot Noir NZ 2022 - Wairarapa Part 4 - Papatūānuku
In this episode Daniel speaks with Craggy Range Winemaker, Juilan Grounds; Ata Rangi Vineyard, Worker Huia Tibble; and Palliser Chief Viticulturist and Winemaker, Guy McMaster. These are some diverse conversations culminating a four part mini series on the Wairarapa Region, a North Island Region that includes the appellations of Martinborough and TeMuna. Huia Tibble at Ata Rangi
50 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 74 - Pinot Noir NZ 2022 - Wairarapa Part 3 - Hau Ariki
This episode is sponsored by Wine Searcher. Go to www.winesearcher.com and download the app now!
57 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 73 - Pinot Noir NZ 2022 - Wairarapa Part 2 - Huangarua
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74 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 72 - Pinot Noir NZ 2022 - Wairarapa Part 1 - Ruamahanga
Daniel chats with winemakers Ben Trinick and Jannine Rickards about their upbringing, heritage, and what it means to be living and working in the Wairarapa. These interviews were recorded in early August 2020. This podcast series is co produced with the Pinot Noir New Zealand 2022 Conference and is being sponsored by Wine Searcher. Go to www.winesearcher.com and download the app today! Ben Trinick, Assistant Winemaker at Ata Rangi, and Jannine Rickards, Winemaker at Urlar Vineyard and Huntress Wines
28 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 71 - Pinot 2022 - Introductions
Daniel introduces the new series, starting in the Wairararapa Wine Region and discusses the concepts of Tūrangawaewae, Kaitiakitanga, and Whanaungatanga with Ata Rangi Winemaker and Pinot Noir NZ 2022 Board Member, Helen Masters. This was recorded back in February of 2021 before the worldwide COVID-19 lockdowns. Since that time the conference has been postponed until 2022.This episode was sponsored by Wine Searcher. Go To www.winesearcher.com and download the app
55 minutes | a year ago
Episode 70 - Wilco Lam
Episode 70 - Wilco Lam Wilco Lam started his wine journey taking trips into France as a child with his family. Eventually that led him down to Australia and eventually New Zealand to pursue his passion. After completing his winemaking degree at Lincoln Univesity in Canterbury, Wilco was truly on his way. But his eye was always on Martinborough and to part of a production that made these premium, boutique wines. Wilco is now the chief winemaker at Dry River Wines. With plantings dating back to 1979, Dry River is globally one of New Zealand’s most iconic brands producing Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Tempranillo. Their website is www.dryriver.co.nz
57 minutes | a year ago
Episode 69 - Hugh Crighton
Episode 68 - Hugh Crighton After a life in commerce and while living in London, Hugh Crighton had his epiphany in wine. He worked in vineyards in England only to come back to Aotearoa to study and work in the emerging winemaking scene. This eventually led him to Hawkes Bay where he has been the Chief Winemaker at the historic Vidal Estate in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand since 2004.Check out Vidal Estate at www.vidal.co.nz
40 minutes | a year ago
Episode 68 - Sophie Parker-Thompson & Matt Thompson
Episode 68 - Sophie Parker-Thompson and Matt Thompson Matt Thompson had been travelling back and forth, across hemispheres for years doing two harvests a year. One in his home country of New Zealand the one in Europe. He has now settled as a highly sought after consultant in Europe. But his journey's have really only led him back home where he met Sophie Parker. Sophie, amidst her own career of winemaking and YouTube Wine Reviews (As Lady Parker), found her match. Together they now produce Blank Canvas Wines, highly sought after expressions from Marlborough and Hawkes Bay.
50 minutes | a year ago
Episode 67 - David Nash
Episode 67 - David Nash David Nash truly discovered New Zealand wine while overseas in London, one of the world's greatest wine markets. By the time he returned to his home town of Auckland he was all in for New Zealand wine. This passion led him not only to work in the industry but to film and produce what is to date the best documentary on the New Zealand wine industry. 'A Seat At The Table' was released earlier this year to rave reviews and is currently playing around New Zealand and in the festival circuit worldwide. Please visit https://www.nzwinestory.co.nz/ to find out where it is playing near you.
56 minutes | a year ago
Episode 66 - Mermaid Mary
Episode 66 - Mermaid Mary Mary Therese Blair emigrated from Ireland to New Zealand to chase a dream of finding the world’s most exciting wine. Growing up in ‘the world’s smallest town’ somehow led her down a path of wanting to be a marine biologist only to discover that wasn’t quite her cup of tea. But the nickname Mermaid Mary stuck and she fell in love with New Zealand wine somewhere along the way. She is now on a mission to make sure millennials and younger drinkers don’t go down the hellish road of ‘RTDs’ and try something more enjoyable in life, like a glass of New Zealand wine. You can find much of Mary’s work on her website, https://www.mermaidmary.co.nz along with various other publications throughout New Zealand. She also appears frequently on NZ RadioLive. Follow her @mermaidmary on Instagram and ‘Mermaid Mary’ on Facebook.This episode is sponsored by Decibel Wines. Go to www.decibelwines.com and join our wine club. The new Testify Chardonnay is out now!
35 minutes | a year ago
Episode 65 - Anna Flowerday
Episode 65- Anna Flowerday Anna Flowerday is busy. She is as busy as anyone you know. She is a winemaker and co-owner, with her husband Jason, of Te Whara Ra Winery Vineyard & Winery in Marlborough, New Zealand. It is a certified organic vineyard and winery with highly sought after and award winning wines. She's also a mother of two sets of twins and is very active in the winegrower community, particularly around organic winegrowing. She speaks frequently on the subject including as one of the moderator's at this year's Organic and Biodynamic Winegrower’s Conference. She's also a big rugby fan.This episode is sponsored by Kauri Wine Innovation www.kauriwine.com We're also sponsored by Decibel Wines. Visit www.decibelwine.com and use the promo code 'DBPODCAST' and receive 10% off any order over $100
30 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 64- Dr. Georg Meissner
Episode 64 - Dr Georg Meissner Georg Meissner has always wanted to combine the worlds of research and education with the practical. His experience and long term research with regards to biodynamic practices has him at the cutting edge of the wine industry while also having roots with philosopher and visionary, Rudolf Steiner, who gave eight lectures on agriculture in 1924 that are the basis of biodynamic farming. But this theory and practice must evolve and Georg is leading the way to find out exactly what this means within the realm viticulture, education and how it can change our greater world. Georg is Associated Researcher for Biodynamic Viticulture at the Geissenheim University in Germany. Georg is also the Head of Production and develops research and education at Alois Lageder, a winery and vineyard in Alto Aldige, Trentino, Italy. Did we mention he has four children as well....???This episode is sponsored by Kauri Wine Innovation www.kauriwine.com and is also sponsored by Decibel Wines www.decibelwines.com
33 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 63 - Cynthea Semmens
Episode 63 - Cynthea Semmens (here with Dr. Georg Meissner) Cynthea Semmens was born in San Francisco but she is all Tasmanian now. She moved there at the young age of 5 years with her Cyrpotic mother and American father who fell in love with a piece of land that is very special in Tasmania. It was the first real winery on the island, boasting its first cellar door licence and has pioneered some of the islands wine making and viticulture. Cynthea is on a path to organics and was attending the Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowing Conference in Blenheim, New Zealand where Daniel sat down with her back stage at the ASB Theatre to hear her story. Next time you’re in Tasmania you should drop by their epic tasting room. Check www.beautifulislewines.com and follow Cynthea on Instagram @vindivaThis episode is sponsored by Kauri Wine Innovation. www.kauriwine.comand Decibel Wines , use the promo code ‘DBPODCAST’ and visit www.decibelwines.com to receive 10% off your first order.cheers!
33 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 62 - Sebastian Tramon & Cristian Rodriguez
Episode 62 - Sebastian Tramon & Cristian Rodriguez - Emiliana Vineyards - Chile Emiliana Vineyards is the largest organic winery in the world. This Chilean operations spans 1000 kilometres from its norther most to southern most vineyards. They are pioneers in the wine world making both premium organic and biodynamically produced wines along with very affordable organic wines all of which are distributed in over 50 countries throughout the world. Sebastian Tramon is the company’s Sustainability Manager working with the operations and people from the beginning till the end of the winemaking process. Cristian Rodriquez is the CEO of Emiliana Vineyards and has been a critical part of the companies growth since it began its organic transformation in 1998. More information can be found at www.emiliana.bio and follow them on Instagram @emilianaorganic A bit thank you to Organic and Biodynamic Winegrowers of New Zealand for allowing me to chat with their guests during the conference. Please join us and take the inevitable leap into organic wine growing, farming and gardening. This episode is sponsored by Kauri Winemaking Innovation www.kauriwine.com and Decibel Wines. Please visit www.decibelwines.com and use the promo code ‘DBPODCAST’ to receive 10% off your first order.
40 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 61 - Emma Jenkins MW
Emma Jenkins MW - (photo credit Bob Campbell MW) Emma Jenkins truly discovered her passion for wine in a place many of us do, a great wine shop. It was while working during the early heydays of one of New Zealand's great wine shops, Scenic Cellars in Taupo, that her love and passion for wine flourished. During this time Emma met Bob Campbell, New Zealand’s first MW, and was encouraged by her peers and mentors to begin her examinations towards becoming an MW. She is now heavily involved in the MW education program, writes for the NZ publication of the Australian Women's Weekly, is co-editor of The Independent Wine Monthly alongside Jane Skilton MW, and also writes on a freelance basis for a number of trade and general publications. She is widely respected throughout the greater world of wine. Her work can be found at http://independentwinemonthly.co.nz/ Emma is on Twitter @IWM_updates and on Instagram @emmajenkinsmwThis episode is sponsored by Kauri Wine Innovations in Australia and New Zealand. www.kauriwine.comAnd www.decibelwines.com Use the promo code 'DBPODCAST' to receive 10% off your first order
78 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 60 - Jen Parr
Daniel with Valli Winemaker, Jen Parr Jen Parr’s journey to wine began in Oregon, but not with wine. Instead it started with a desire to help others and a love for the English language. But after meeting one of America’s poet laureates, Mayo Angelou, Jen was left with a quote that stuck with her for many years, it even haunted her. That quote eventually played out when Jen found a fascination with wine that led her around the world and eventually to Central Otago, where she is now the winemaker for Valli Wines. Check out the remarkable Valli Wines at valliwine.com and on Instagram and Facebook at ‘valliwine’This episode is sponsored by Kauri Wine Innovation www.kauriwines.com and Decibel Wines, go to www.decibelwines.com and use the promo code ‘DBPODCAST’ to receive 10% off your first order
70 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 59 - Peter Cowley
Episode 59 - Peter Cowley Listen on Sound Cloud Listen on Itunes Peter Cowley has been working at famed TeMata Estate as a winemaker since 1983. As he approaches his semi-retirement, he sits down with Daniel to reflect on his career, Hawkes Bay wine and his love of motorcycles and airplanes.
53 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 58 - Chris Harrision
Episode 58 - Chris Harrison Listen on Itunes Listen on Soundcloud Chris Harrison and his Beach House Wines are on of New Zealand's wine success stories. Family built from the ground up, their wines continue to impress, winning gold medals and commercial success each year. Chris tells his story of building a business in Hawkes Bay. Check out www.beachhousewines.co.nz for more information.This episode is sponsored by www.decibelwines.comClick 'Shop Decibel Wines' and use the promo code 'DBPODCAST' to receive 10% of your first order.
67 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 57 - Sanne Witteveen & Haidee Johnson
Daniel on the vineyard with Sanne Witteveen Daniel with Haidee on the vineyard Listen on Itunes Listen on SoundCloud Sanne Witteveen is a student of Wine Science and Viticulture at the Eastern Institute of Technology in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. She is a recent winner of both the student wine of the year and student scholarship at the Hawkes Bay Royal A&P Show.Haidee Johnson is a winemaker for Villa Maria and is the 2019 winner of the Hawkes Bay Young Winemaker of the Year Award. This episode is sponsored by the ‘Summer of Dove’ event at the Little Blackbird Eatery on Saturday December 15th at 5pm. Tickets can be purchased here http://bit.ly/summer-of-dove get them now!!!
62 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 56 - MW Michael Brajkovich
Episode 56 - MW Michael Brajkovich Listen on Itunes Listen On Youtube Listen on SoundCloud Master of Wine Michael Brajkovich is the Chief Winemaker of one of New Zealand's most iconic brands, Kumeu River, his family's estate located just outside of Auckland on New Zealand's North Island. Their pioneering of winemaking, particularly Chardonnay, is second to none in New Zealand. Michael has been apart of some of New Zealand Wine's biggest steps on the global stage. To this day they continue to innovate now into Methode Traditionnelle production and new vineyards in Hawkes Bay. More info can be found at www.kumeuriver.co.nz and and @kumeu_river on Instagram.This episodes is sponsored by Kauriwine.com, purveyors of organic yeasts and fermentation nutrients as well as many other products and services for the winery, brewery or food industry.We're also sponsored by Decibelwines.com please visit the site and click on your countries flag to ship wine direct to your doorstep. Use the promo code 'DBPODCAST' to receive 10% off your first order.
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