‘Fortunate Futures’ – Ata Rangi Martinborough N.Z.

– – It’s dark. A few minutes after midnight. An almost full moon shines down upon a hollow patch of clouds, turning them silver, and leaving only a little light left to illuminate the hallowed ground below. A gentle wind rises and rushes through the bony remains of harvest, causing the canes to rattle and shake, and disturb the peaceful silence. Shadows … Continue reading ‘Fortunate Futures’ – Ata Rangi Martinborough N.Z.

Raw Materials – Cambridge Road, Martinborough.

  “There’s nothing sadder than having great fruit that you’ve toiled over for almost a year, pruning and shoot thinning and growing it to get it to perfection, and then something goes wrong in the winery and you have to throw all that fruit away,” says vigneron Lance Redgwell from Cambridge Road, in Martinborough. Thankfully, that hasn’t … Continue reading Raw Materials – Cambridge Road, Martinborough.

‘Good Things Come In Threes’ – Rootstock Sydney 2015

They say, ‘good things come in threes…’ Back to the Future, definitely. Godfather Trilogy, absolutely. The first and second Chicago Bulls three-peat (’91-’92-’93, then ’96-’97-’98), big time… So, what about Rootstock Sydney, 2015? “The collaborative spirit from food and wine people… was palpable.” A lot has changed since 2013, when Rootstock Sydney humbly tumbled out … Continue reading ‘Good Things Come In Threes’ – Rootstock Sydney 2015

New Zealand

Welcome! Read past editions and stories from The Wine Idealist… The world’s best resource for information about natural, organic, and biodynamic wine from New Zealand. SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWERS in NEW ZEALAND GISBORNE Millton Vineyards – BDc – Gisborne HAWKE’S BAY Stonecroft Vineyards – Oc – Hawke’s Bay Bilancia/La Collina – O – Hawke’s Bay MARTINBOROUGH Ata Rangi – O – … Continue reading New Zealand