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WILD EARTH

It was the sea and not the land that originally held Wild Earths owner Quintin Quider's heart. Being a commercial diver, he fell in love with New Zealand's rugged landscape and moved from Southern California to Stewart Island with his partner and young family. The lure of wine growing soon followed as he developed a passion for New Zealand Pinot Noir. Never one to turn his back on a challenge, when the opportunity to purchase a vineyard in the worlds Southern-most wine growing region presented itself, Quintin seized it. The Wild Earth journey had begun.

Wild Earth is a small family owned winery who produce award winning Pinot Noir and also some wonderful examples of aromatic and vibrant Pinot Gris, elegant cool climate Chardonnay, dry and sweet style Rieslings and beautiful Pinot Noir Rose. Our clay, schist, silty loam soils and alpine climate produce a wine that is one of a kind. Each year the precious Bannockburn terroir gives us luscious bunches of Pinot pleasure. We only use French oak for barrel maturation. All grapes are handpicked, and this gentle handling of the fruit gives you a true expression of the rugged landscape. In 2008, Wild Earth was awarded six trophies in London at the International Wine Challenge and Decanter Awards, including Champion Red Wine and Champion Pinot Noir. All vintages have been highly regarded and awarded medals in New Zealand and internationally.

Since 2015 our wines are being made by Jen Parr, an Oregon native and graduate of Stanford University. Jen has a depth of international winemaking experience including in the USA, France, South Africa and Australia. She has completed 15 harvests in NZ and is approaching 28 vintages overall. Jen loves to share her tremendous passion for wine and winemaking, teaching others about wine and its endless potential for enjoyment. She is an accomplished Wine Judge and is very active in the local wine industry. We are thrilled to have her as our winemaker.

Thought wine barrels were only for wine? Beside wine we also run a busy restaurant. The Stoaker Room by Wild Earth is a truly unique dining experience. We pride ourselves on creating a relaxed and memorable Central Otago experience. Our menu provides a taste sensation of fresh New Zealand cuisine and Central Otago wine. Utilising retired French oak Pinot Noir wine barrel cookers called 'the Stoaker', we steam, bake, grill and smoke our delicious array of regional foods on the spot. Our signature dish The Oak Stave is chef's selection of five tasting dishes designed for sharing, matched with five of our award-winning wines. Wild Earth catering is the next best way to experience our unique concept. The option of great wine, the Stoaker barrel cooker and a personal chef that comes right to you, we have a no limitations approach and no location is too wild for us.

LOCATION
Central Otago, New Zealand
VARIETIES PLANTED
Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay
CELLAR DOOR HOURS
Daily: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
4 Star Rated Wine
4.5 Star Rated Wine
5 Star Rated Wine
94/100
95/100
97/100
Gold Medal Winner
International Wine Challenge Gold Medal Winner
Royal Easter Show Gold Medal Winner
Royal Easter Show Gold Medal Winner 2019
SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Trophy Winner
Winemakers

Jenn Parr

Since 2015 our wines are being made by Jen Parr, an Oregon native and graduate of Stanford University. Jen has a depth of international winemaking experience including in the USA, France, South Africa and Australia. She has completed 15 harvests in NZ and is approaching 28 vintages overall. Jen loves to share her tremendous passion for wine and winemaking, teaching others about wine and its endless potential for enjoyment. She is an accomplished Wine Judge and is very active in the local wine industry. We are thrilled to have her as our winemaker.

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TASTINGS & EVENTS YOU MIGHT LIKE

ONE GLASS FOR EVERY WINE? THE JANCIS ROBINSON TASTING | WELLINGTON

Pairing wine expertise and refined design, this special glass is a result of a collaboration between product designer Richard Brendon, and renowned wine expert Jancis Robinson MW. This Wine Glass has been specifically designed to offer the best tasting experience for every wine, whatever its colour, style or strength, including things like Champagne and port. Made from mouth blown crystal the glass is ultra-fine, but remarkably strong, putting the wine drinker in intimate contact with the wine. We will have David Nash the New Zealand importer here to guide us through the glass tasting, while Regan McCaffery presents the wines.This will be unique, in that we have specially selected top wines that vary tremendously in flavour and texture, so we can put this glass through it's paces. Henri Giraud L'Espirit De Giraud Brut Nature, Josmeyer Hengst Riesling Grand Cru 2015, Greywacke Wild Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Chartron Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru VV 2016, Wild Earth 'Earth & Sky' Pinot Noir 2014, Biondi Santi Morellino di Scansano 2012, AALTO Ribera del Duero 2015, Chateau Sarget de Gruaud Larose 2015. Only 15 places available for this first tasting so book quickly!
When  |  6:00pm Wednesday 8 May
Where  |  Glengarry Thorndon 53 Hutt Rd Thorndon
Price  |  $49.00
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