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ARA

This may well be the brightest, crispest, most vibrant Sauvignon Blanc you’ll ever drink. Of course we’d say this, but it’s no accident. The place we grow our wine gets more bright sunshine by day and more crisp, cold weather by night than any other parcel of land in Marlborough. These two extremes create a microclimate that translates into the perfect gift to Sauvignon Blanc. The vibrant flavour in the glass is a pure reflection of this uncanny weather. Sometimes an astute winemaker‘s job is to let nature do the talking and listen carefully.

We believe in the freedom that being an individual brings – free from the expectations, the politics, the conventions, the habits, the rules. This belief serves us well in crafting our wines. As if New Zealand wasn’t already on the edge of the earth, wait until you’ve made the journey to Wairau Valley, Marlborough. At 41.51S 174.01E, we’re literally on the edge of the world. Wedged between rugged mountains on both sides and with two icy rivers cutting a track through, it’s an extreme place. This valley is the definition of raw, untamed, cool climate. To say this presents challenges is an understatement. But digging deep and working in harmony with the environment builds strong character – and strong character makes great wines. In fact, our winemaking and viticulture teams wouldn’t have it any other way. They live to embrace challenge – creating intensely flavoured wines that amplify Marlborough’s remarkable natural story. These strikingly different, complex wines illustrate our ‘Ara’ or path on the edge of the world.
About the Winemaker

Duncan Shouler

Duncan has always loved science and the outdoors. Winemaking in Marlborough allows him to enjoy his two passions every day. Growing up in England and studying marine biology in Scotland may not sound like the ideal pathway to a winemaking career, but it has worked for Duncan Shouler. After beginning his marine biology studies in Scotland, he transferred to the University of Auckland for his final year. Sold on the kiwi outdoors life he remained in New Zealand after his studies, moving to Bay of Plenty as a scuba instructor. After a couple of years, he returned to university completing a Masters in Winemaking. While studying winemaking, Duncan worked and undertook research in Marlborough and for the following few years he gained winemaking experience throughout New Zealand including Martinborough and Central Otago, as well as completing vintages in Bordeaux and California. Duncan’s experience at boutique wineries, large commercial operations and every winery in between has shaped his winemaking approach. He always aims to incorporate small, hands-on winemaking techniques and philosophies, even when he’s making accessible, good value wines. A large portion of Duncan’s winemaking career has focused on Pinot Noir. He loves the challenge of this fickle variety and its ability to express its origins so clearly, saying there’s nothing quite like a great Pinot Noir! That said, Duncan loves all wine and all varieties, claiming his favourite wine is the next bottle he’s about to open that he hasn’t tried before. Working for Giesen means he’s based in the heart of the beautiful Marlborough environment so when he’s not working he can indulge in his favourite outdoor pursuits such as; diving, kayaking, fishing and hiking. Duncan recommends the Mt Fishtail overnight hike as one of the region’s finest – suggesting the perfect reward for completing the overnight tramp is a bottle of Giesen Single Vineyard Pinot Noir.

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GRAND PINOT NOIR TOUR | AUCKLAND

After last years virtual event, we are very pleased to be able to host our Grand Pinot Tour once again! Join us from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday afternoon to taste over 50 top Pinot Noirs. We'll have producers and winemakers from all over the country presenting their precious offspring. There will also be some international Pinot, and special selections from our great Burgundy collection. Grab some friends and we look forward to seeing you there!

Included in your ticket price is an Eisch Pinot Noir glass that is your's to take home.
When  |  1:00pm Saturday 26 June
Where  |  Glengarry Wines 118 Wellesley St West Auckland
Price  |  $55.00
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