New Zealand’s Quiet Achiever: Rudi Bauer, Quartz Reef
Bauer takes his biodynamics very seriously

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New Zealand’s Quiet Achiever: Rudi Bauer, Quartz Reef

www.quartzreef.co.nz

Having long realised the most modest vignerons invariably make the best wines, I have always greatly admired Rudi Bauer, both as a person and his Quartz Reef wines. You will not find a more humble winemaker than Bauer, although he does remind me a lot of Ian Marks at Gembrook Hill, in the Yarra Valley, Australia, both hypercritical of their wines, continually censuring themselves.

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More Duck Run

More Duck Run

In case you have not been following the Duck Run, the Wandering Palate was in Central Otago recently, staying with Nigel Greening, wine Jedi Master and proprietor of Felton Road.

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