Romeo Bragato, an Italian viticulturist & oenologist, was contracted by New Zealand’s Department of Agriculture in 1895 to advise on planting & pruning vines in New Zealand, from which he reported the ideal growing conditions that the Wairarapa & other regions in New Zealand offered potential grape growers.French wife of early settler, William Beetham, was so inspired by our region when she left her Burgundian homeland to live in New Zealand,1880s and produced the region’s first Pinot Noir vintage in 1897. Prohibition came into force in the early 1900’s which saw an end to winemaking in the region.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
Miles Dinneen is originally from Hawkes Bay and has been in the wine industry for more than twenty years. As winemaker, he has received many high-profile accolades including the Six Nations Wine Awards Best Red Blend (2016), Best New Zealand Chardonnay (Decanter World Wine Awards, 2016), Best New Zealand Red Wine (International Wine Challenge, 2014) and Best NZ Red Varietal (Decanter World Wine Awards, 2013).
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