Does an A-list actor make A-list wines? In this case, yes. Central Otago’s Two Paddocks winery is neither the oldest nor the largest in the region, but it seems that there is never enough of their product to satisfy the many aficionados.
One senses immediately that this enterprise means more to its owner, Sam Neill, than just finding something to do during the Interval. What began merely as a mild urge to provide family and friends with a reasonably decent quaffer has evolved into an overriding desire to create the world’s best Pinot Noir. Aim high, we say.
Central Otago, New Zealand
Pinot Noir, Riesling