Mishas Tasting Room 1 Misha’s Vineyard has opened a Tasting Room in Cromwell – the heart of the Central Otago wine region. The ideal location overlooking Lake Dunstan on the main approach to Cromwell, is already proving a busy destination for wine lovers. Vineyard owners Andy and Misha Wilkinson have a spectacular 57-hectare estate on the edge of Lake Dunstan at Bendigo, just ten ... read more >
Airstream (2) The Wandering Palate caught up with the Prop in Queenstown and enjoyed a sneak preview of the first Two Paddocks 'Proprietors Reserve' individual vineyard Fusilier Pinot Noir 2014, from the newly acquired Felton Road, Bannockburn vineyard... and as the festive season fog in the brain dissipates, the Fusilier 2014 is ingrained in my olfactories and I can still smell the ... read more >
Central Otago Pinot Noir Postcard 2016 The Wandering Palate will be heading to Queenstown and the Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration 2016 (Jan 28-30), one of the best pinot 'parties' on planet earth, or Middle Earth as it were. Indeed, I have been to almost every CNPN gig since the inaugural celebration back in 2001 and can assure you it is one of the most enjoyable ... read more >
Mount Edward winery and Drumlin vineyard We all have our mountains to climb—in life—some tougher than others. New Zealanders seem to be good at tackling the most difficult ones, like winegrower Duncan Forsyth at Mount Edward in Central Otago, assailing the treacherous slopes and objective dangers of being a vigneron, and having reached the elusive peaks of perfection with the perilous pinot noir grape. ... read more >
www.mountedward.co.nz I’m standing in Paul and Ruth Pretty’s kitchen sipping on a glass of Mount Edward Riesling 2013, whilst Ruth is cooking— in case you haven’t heard, Ruth just cooked for William  and Kate on their recent Royal Tour of New Zealand—so we are feeling rightly regal in her presence. ... read more >
Sam Neill - Winegrower 17th January 2014 Two Paddocks vineyards have this week acquired their fourth vineyard, this one in Bannockburn. Sam Neill says “We’ve been quietly looking around for something good in this neck of the woods for quite a while now and we were very fortunate that the opportunity came up of buying a small vineyard that we’ve always admired – Desert ... read more >
Air New Zealand Smaug the dragon livery The second instalment of New Zealand director Sir Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy is set to hit the big screens in December 2013. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins and company as they continue their quest to reclaim Erebor. The diverse landscapes of New Zealand will once again be on show when The Hobbit: ... read more >
Misha's Vineyard www.mishasvineyard.com One of the Wandering Palate's favourite Central Otago winegrowers, Misha and Andy Wilkinson of Misha's Vineyard, are coming to Singapore along with their legendary winemaker Olly Masters and holding a wine dinner at Prime Society - this one is not to be missed, the WP will be there! See details below: ... read more >
Misha's Vineyard, Bendigo, Central Otago, New Zealand [caption id="attachment_8873" align="alignnone" width="647"] Misha's Vineyard, Bendigo, Central Otago, New Zealand[/caption] To Register - Click Here     ... read more >
www.feltonroad.com Pinot noir enthusiasts the world over hardly need any convincing that Felton Road make extraordinarily good, arguably great pinot noir, however that does not mean I can’t have my say as well. ... read more >