Pinot Meunier – no longer the support act

According to The New York Times’ Eric Asimov, we should “pity” Pinot Meunier, the “workhorse grape” that has spent its existence contributing to blends, without being taken seriously on its own. And while it has happily taken the role of supporting actress to the Hollywood A-Lister Pinot Noir for years, new winemaking techniques have recently […]

Leading Australian Pinot Noir winemakers

The Who’s Who of the Australian Pinot Noir Wine Scene

While the Oscars are all about acknowledging the shining stars of the silver screen, and Eurovision is about discovering the world’s next big pop sensation, we think it’s high time someone paid tribute to the rock stars that make the finest Australian Pinot Noir. In our attempt to track down the country’s finest wine geniuses […]

Pinot Noir NZ - The Eggs

A rock star, actor and a master of wine showcase Pinot Noir

A road trip navigated by world-class speakers, talented winemakers, a Hollywood actor and an American rock star, followed by tastings, tastings and more tastings was the agenda for Pinot Noir NZ 2017. For those of you not accustomed with ‘the best Pinot Noir event on the planet’ Rachael Fletcher, Executive Officer of Pinot Noir NZ […]

Hätsch Kalberer of Marlborough’s Fromm Winery

From peak to peak – New Zealand’s Swiss Pinot Noir pioneer

Escaping Cold War tensions in his homeland of Switzerland in the early 1980s, Hätsch Kalberer of Marlborough’s Fromm Winery, was one of the revolutionaries responsible for making one of New Zealand’s first commercial Pinot Noirs. As the story goes, Hätsch got a job as a hose dragger at Matawhero Wines, on his arrival to the […]