Joelle Thomson

Writer, author, journalist

FILTERED BY TAG:

Central Otago

X

Wine beauty in Bannockburn

January 31, 2023
When was the last time you visited Bannockburn? If the name resonates more with mountain bikers more than wine lovers, it might be time to pay this majestic corner of the country a visit. Both biking and wine were on my radar late last year when a visit to Felton Road Winery...
Read more
As if the year hasn't been busy enough, a friend and wine lover suggested we launch a podcast. Great idea! I'm in, I said, about eight months ago. Last week, we finally did it, in the middle of work, family and other life busyness. The result is The Hard Pressed Podcast, whi...
Read more
Central Otago Chardonnay has doubled in volume in the last five years but how’s it tracking in style and quality? The biggest Central Otago Chardonnay tasting ever held was last week at Felton Road Winery in Bannockburn. I attended, along with four other wine writers...
Read more

Wine of the week... 2021 Felton Calvert

...
Read more
A new festival in Central Otago has launched and tickets are now availableLakes, brunches and wine tastings are all on the itinerary of a new festival in the Gibbston Valley, 30 to 40 minutes' drive from Queenstown in January next year. The four day festival is called R...
Read more

It's all about skin contact...

September 13, 2022
The day is looking distinctly pink or should that be pale pink through to deep salmon? There's a line up of pink wines in front of the computer and the colours seem to span every hue of the pink rainbow, if there was such a thing. It's a far more varied range of colour than ...
Read more
Tim Severne is the general manager of Rockburn Wines in Central Otago and also the father of two young children. He's a marketing graduate who was bitten by the wine bug when studying and has since fallen for the charms of everything from sharing a glass or a bottle to learn...
Read more
The words Central Otago conjure up mountains and majesty but the region's most planted wine grape variety is also hitting new highs right now with the release of a top priced new Pinot Noir from one of the region's smallest wineries - Coal Pit in the Gibbston Valle...
Read more
Matt Connell doesn't believe in a life after this one and aims to live by a mantra of making the most of each day - "since this is the one life I've got". He wishes he could play the guitar and that he had met his wife earlier in his life but on the eve of vintage 2022 in th...
Read more
Many people have a dream retirement job while others retire so that they can dream. Steve Davies was in the first camp when he longed for a small vineyard of his own to plant in grapes, make top notch wine and fund his later years and create a job he loves. In 2002, he be...
Read more
l
TAGS
NZ winePinot NoirMartinboroughCentral OtagoChardonnayMarlboroughBannockburnHawke's BayJules TaylorPegasus BaySauvignon BlancGiesenPinot GrisRieslingSyrahTony BishWine of the weekBen DugdaleBendigoCabernet SauvignonCatsChablisChampagneCharlie ZhengDoctors FlatDry RiverFamilyFelton RoadGimblett GravelsGolden EggGreat whitesJoel WatsonKowhaiLarry McKennaNew Zealand Pinot NoirRoséSohoTe KanoThe seedTim BourneUkraineWild EarthWInetopia125 years Church RoadAged winesAkaruaArchitectureAstrolabeAta RangiAtaahuaAurumAusssiesBel CantoBen GloverBen McNabBertrand SoalhatBig SkyBiggest Chardonnay tastingBillecart SalmonBollingerBrent MarrisBubblesBull PaddockBurgundyCarrick Pinot NoirChard FarmCheese souffleChianti ClassicoChurch RoadClare ValleyClayvinCoal Pit wineryCoffeeCool climateCraggy RangeDamien PignoletDate changeDave Sutton winemakerDhall & NashDistributingDog Point VineyardsDolphinsDRCDreamDry farmed grapesDry RieslingDry River WinesFamily lifeFastingFat n SassyFestivalFishingFitnessFleetwood MacFolding HillFranceFriday drinksGastro pubGeographic IndicationGIGimblett Gravels Winegrowers AssociationGuitarHammock wineHand pickedHealthHeartwoodHigh priced Pinot NoirHomageHunter's WinesHuntressImportingItalyJames BondJudy & Tim FinnKerruishKing of Kiwi ChardonnayKiwaKupeLa TacheLe Sol SyrahLemon meringue pieLife mantrasLunaLuna EstateMariscoMartinborough VineyardMary-Jeanne HutchinsonMasterclassesMatt ConnellMerlotMike KershawMiruMiruMK IIMoodyMore-ishMorgonNatural fitNegociants roadshowNeudorfNew Zealand Pinot Noir regionsNew Zealand SyrahNga WakaNo 1 Family EstateNorth CanterburyOlder oakOpen mindednessOrganic Pinot NoirOutdoor wineOutdoorsPahiPalliserPegasus Bay Pinot NoirPetite ArvinePink winePinotagePot luck dinnerProust interviewReyouvenateRoger ParkinsonRothschildRouteburnShirazSideways filmSingle vineyardSir Clifford SkeggsSkeetfieldSkin contactSouth AfricaSupermarket wine aislesSweet and drySwitzerlandTaylors WinesTe RehuaTemperamentalThe Escarpment VineyardThe Urban WineryThin skinnedTim SeverneTomTom McDonaldTrinity HillTriptychUnreliableUrban WineryVergenceViperWaihopaiWairarapaWairau ValleyWaitakiWalkingWellnessWilco LamWillpowerWIne and foodWine and walkingWine definitionWine optionsWine reviewsWIne tastingWinetopia AucklandZenZephyr WinesZero percent wine
Full post archive