Joelle Thomson

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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...
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Doctors Flat is an elevated three hectare vineyard in Bannockburn, Central Otago, where schist sub soils, clay and fine silt all provide Pinot Noirs with great density and complexity. This is a full bodied, dark take on the Central Otago Pinot theme, made from three Dijon cl...
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The name Bannockburn is the first formally registered Geographical Indication for wine in Central Otago.  This provides legal protection for the identity of the Bannockburn sub region, both in and outside  New Zealand. “Whilst the Central Otago brand name will al...
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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...
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