NZ Wine Podcast - New Zealand Wine Stories

NZ Wine Podcast - New Zealand Wine Stories

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The place to hear great stories from New Zealand winemakers, vineyards owners and others in the industry. Hosted by Boris Lamont. Published by Podcasts NZ.
53: Joelle Thomson - Wine Writer
Apr 9 • 42 min
Joelle Thomson is a journalist, wine writer and author, who was bitten by the big buttery Chardonnay bug at Aro Street Café in Wellington, New Zealand, in the late 1980s and has been in love with wine ever since.
52: Nick Mills - Rippon Vineyard
Mar 11 • 34 min
It was Nick’s father Rolfe Mills who began experimenting with grapes with the family having now been on the remarkable Wanaka property for 5 generations. The wine growing and production remains very much a family venture.
51: Mike Hutcheson
Dec 27, 2018 • 39 min
Working in & founding a number of businesses including Advertising and Media Mike eventually found himself owing land on Waiheke Island in the Hauraki gulf offshore from Auckland. www.lonelycowwine.com
50: Craig Gasson - Lamont Wines
Dec 20, 2018 • 36 min
In his teens Craig decided that wine may be a more interesting option to drink than lager and we talk with him about his journey starting in Central Otago, studying and working overseas and circling back around to Otago again. Lamont Wines:…
49: David Nash - ‘A Seat at the Table’
Dec 11, 2018 • 35 min
David Nash is the writer, producer and co-director of the upcoming feature length documentary about the NZ Wine industry and its place in the world of fine wine. ‘A Seat at the Table’. Find out more about the doco at nzwinestory.co.nz Show Links: A Seat…
48: Suzanne Kendrick - Wine-Searcher.com
Aug 27, 2018 • 28 min
In the last year 34 million people have made more than 212 million searches to find, compare or make purchases using Wine-Searcher’s website and apps. In this week’s podcast we chat with Suzanne Kendrick who manages Global Growth for the company. Show…
47: Tom Trolove - Framingham Wines, Marlborough
Aug 20, 2018 • 29 min
We chat with Tom who is the Managing Director for Framingham Wines about why and how he came to be at Framingham, the history of the label and what’s happening now at the winery. Show Links: Framingham Wines: https://framingham.co.nz/ NZ Wine Podcast:…
46: Alissa Miller - Greystone Wines, North Canterbury
Aug 13, 2018 • 32 min
As Market Development Manager at Greystone Wines, Alissa combines her studies in Viticulture, Enology and Communications with her experience in winemaking and working in vineyards around the world. Show Links: https://www.greystonewines.co.nz…
45: Guy Porter - Bellbird Spring Wines, North Canterbury
Aug 6, 2018 • 31 min
Guy’s passion for wine started when working for vineyards in Australia which lead to an oenology degree at Roseworthy College, University of Adelaide. He also worked through Italy, Spain, California, Australia and South Africa learning about the culture,…
44: Ngarita Warden - Black Ridge Vineyard
Jul 16, 2018 • 29 min
Experienced in both the wine making and business side of the wine industry, Ngarita Warden is now the business manager, looking after export, trade sales, marketing, social media and logistics. Show Links: Black Ridge Vineyard Follow the NZ Wine Podcast…
43: Matt Connell Wines
Jun 25, 2018 • 41 min
Matt Connell Wines are a highly respected brand produced in Central Otago NZ. Other wine producers in the region also benefit from Matt’s passion and expertise gained from winemaking locally and overseas. Matt Connell Wines NZ Wine Podcast - Podcasts NZ
42: Paul Simmons - Manifesto Wines
Apr 9, 2018 • 30 min
Paul has worked in hospitality both in New Zealand and overseas for a number of years before taking on Manifesto Wine, an importer of Italian wine into NZ and a distributor of some boutique wines. Music Track featured on this podcast: ‘Kuaz’ – courtesy of…
41: Claire Mulholland - Burn Cottage GM & Winemaker
Apr 2, 2018 • 30 min
Claire joined the Burn Cottage team in 2010. She is widely respected for her years of experience as head winemaker at Martinborough Vineyards & at Amisfield. She’s travelled the world to do vintages abroad & brings a deep knowledge of NZ winegrowing.
40: Stephanie Guth - Sommelier of the Year 2017
Feb 19, 2018 • 38 min
We have a chat with New Zealand Sommelier of the year 2017 Stephanie Guth about where her wine journey started back in Toronto, Canada to being here in NZ at The French Café. Music Track featured on this podcast: ‘Kuaz’ – courtesy of Brent Page. French…
39: Rhone - Part 2
Feb 12, 2018 • 38 min
In this episode we explore some of the introductory characteristics of the Rhone Valley region of France with Jean-Christophe Poizat & Marc Taddei. Part 2 of 2. Music Track featured on this podcast: ‘Kuaz’ – courtesy of Brent Page NZ Wine Podcast:…
38: Rhone Part 1
Feb 5, 2018 • 21 min
In this episode we explore some of the introductory characteristics of the Rhone Valley region of France with Jean-Christophe Poizat & Marc Taddei. Part 1 of 2. Music Track featured on this podcast: ‘Kuaz’ – courtesy of Brent Page
37: Archangel Wines
Jan 29, 2018 • 32 min
A story of hope, love and survival. In this episode mother and son duo Mary and Zenek share the history behind Archangel wines, achievements so far, and what the future looks like. Music Track featured on this podcast: ‘Kuaz’ – courtesy of Brent Page Show…
36: Daniel Kemp - Great Little Vineyards
Jan 19, 2018 • 44 min
We chat to Manutuke born Daniel Kemp, as he shares his experience from being around contract grape growing in his childhood, to becoming a restaurateur and then distributor and importer of New Zealand and International wines at…
35: Crawford Brown - Bannock Brae Estate
Jan 7, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode we’re on-site in the sub region of Bannockburn, Central Otago having a chat with Crawford Brown about his experience from being a beer brewer to becoming the founder of Bannock Brae Estate. Show Links: Bannock Brae Estate…
34: Anna Robbie - Mount Michael Wines
Jan 4, 2018 • 29 min
From taking over her father’s wine solutions business in 2013 to then acquiring Mount Michael wines in 2015, Anna Robbie shares her unplanned and unexpected journey in the wine industry and what is next for Mt Michael Wines. Music track: Kuaz - courtesy…
33: Chris Archer - Joiy. Part 2
Dec 31, 2017 • 26 min
In this episode we chat with Chris Archer, as he shared his new innovative wine Joiy and the insight he has gained over 25 years of being in the wine industry. Part ​2 of 2. Music track: Kuaz - courtesy of Brent Page. Show Links: Joiy » Follow NZ Wine…
32: Chris Archer - Joiy. Part 1
Dec 27, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode we chat with Chris Archer, as he shared his new innovative wine Joiy and the insight he has gained over 25 years of being in the wine industry. Part 1 of 2. Music track: Kuaz - Courtesy of Brent Page. Show Links: Joiy Wines:…
31: Andrew Donaldson - Akitu Wines
Dec 23, 2017 • 40 min
Andrew Donaldson has always called Central Otago his home, so when he had the opportunity to develop a stunning Central Otago site into a top tier producer of Pinot Noir he jumped at the chance. We had a chat to Andrew about his experience developing…
30: Lucie Lawrence - Aurum Wines, Cental Otago NZ
Dec 17, 2017 • 27 min
French born Lucie Lawrence worked in vintages in Burgundy & Alsace before meeting husband Brook in France & becoming the principal winemaker at Brook’s family-owned boutique winery Aurum. We talk with Lucie onsite, just outside of Cromwell, Central Otago.…
29: Paul Pujol - Prophet’s Rock, Central Otago
Dec 11, 2017 • 26 min
Having started out in New Zealand Paul journeyed overseas working in a number of regions including Burgundy and Oregon before eventually finding his way to Bendigo in Central Otago. Show Links: Prophets Rock Wines Music track: Kuaz - courtesy of Brent…
28: Douglas Renall - 100 Great New Zealand Wineries
Dec 4, 2017 • 26 min
Raised around horticulture Douglas has worked in some notable wineries both in New Zealand and Europe and while completing a Bachelor of Wine Science and Viticulture, he authored his first book. Music courtesy of Brent Page.
27: Heron’s Flight Winery, Matakana - Part 2
Nov 14, 2017 • 49 min
Heron’s Flight is one of only a few vineyards in New Zealand to specialise in the Italian varieties Sangiovese and Dolcetto. In this episode we chat with co-founder David about his winemaking process. Part 2 of 2.
26: Heron’s Flight Winery, Matakana - Part 1
Oct 17, 2017 • 46 min
Heron’s Flight is one of only a few vineyards in New Zealand to specialise in the Italian varieties Sangiovese and Dolcetto. In this episode we chat with Mary who along with her husband Dave, founded the winery in the late 80’s. Part 1 of 2. Show Links:…
25: Grant Taylor - Valli Vineyards, Queenstown
Sep 26, 2017 • 27 min
There was a time when wine and Central Otago were not synonymous and in this episode we talk with one of the early wine making pioneers. Grant Taylor takes us through his start in the US, wine making in the Gibbston Valley and on to his own label and his…
24: Vic Tutton - The Bone Line
Aug 21, 2017 • 39 min
With a connection in geology reaching back to both an ancient age and a more recent era, The Bone Line in the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, produces wine that has a link to the land on which it is grown. Vic Tutton who along with her husband Paul…
23: Gillman Vineyard - Matakana, NZ
Jul 24, 2017 • 24 min
After falling in love with the idea of winemaking, Toby Gillman worked at premier grand cru Chateau Angelus in Bordeaux (where he became known as L’espion - The Spy) before returning to the family property in Matakana and fulfilling the dream of producing…
22: Jan Kux - Winemaker O:TU Wine, Marlborough
Jul 3, 2017 • 27 min
Jan Kux had his introduction to wine while being a young tour guide in Europe where he then went on to study and later learn from some of the masters. Jan chats with us about his winemaking with Otu Wines in the Awatere Valley in Marlborough all the way…
21: Beaujolais
Jun 5, 2017 • 28 min
This introductory session has us exploring the often overlooked Beaujolais region, and discovering what makes many wine enthusiasts obsess about these wines.It’s hard to have a conversation about wine without reference to France, so Jean-Christophe Poizat…
20: Grasshopper Rock - Central Otago
May 29, 2017 • 32 min
Grasshopper Rock is one of the world’s southern most vineyards, established in 2003 and dedicated exclusively to Pinot Noir. Previously a rural banker, Phil Handford has been with the company since it was founded and takes us from finding the land through…
19: Providence Wines - Matakana
May 22, 2017 • 40 min
We travel 67 km north of Auckland to Matakana to visit with James Vuletic and his daughter Kristina. Growing up on vineyard in Auckland, James has always had wine as part of his life, and combines his love of Bordeaux with a desire for excellence.…
18: John Hancock Part 2
May 14, 2017 • 36 min
John is Founding Winemaker and an owner of Trinity Hill with more than 35 years of experience in New Zealand, Australia and France and is the founding winemaker for one of New Zealand’s early wine successes, Morton Estate, John has produced a number of…
17: John Hancock Part 1
May 7, 2017 • 41 min
John is Founding Winemaker and an owner of Trinity Hill with more than 35 years of experience in New Zealand, Australia and France and is the founding winemaker for one of New Zealand’s early wine successes, Morton Estate, John has produced a number of…
16: France - Burgundy Part 3
Apr 30, 2017 • 33 min
It’s hard to have a conversation about wine without reference to France, so Jean-Christophe Poizat​ and Marc Taddei​ take us on a quick journey through the wine regions of France. This introductory session in 3 parts has us visiting enthralling Burgun
15: France - Burgundy Part 2
Apr 23, 2017 • 37 min
It’s hard to have a conversation about wine without reference to France, so Jean-Christophe Poizat​ and Marc Taddei​ take us on a quick journey through the wine regions of France. This second session of three parts has us visiting enthralling Burgundy,…
14: France - Burgundy Part 1
Apr 16, 2017 • 38 min
It’s hard to have a conversation about wine without reference to France, so Jean-Christophe Poizat​ and Marc Taddei​ take us on a quick journey through the wine regions of France. This introductory session in 3 parts has us visiting enthralling Burgundy,…
13: Sir Graeme Avery - Sileni Estates Part 2
Apr 9, 2017 • 26 min
We explore what successful businesses, sports people and wineries have in common with Sir Graeme Avery from Sileni Estates. With over 50 years of international business experience and the Sileni wines reaching more than 80 markets around the globe, Sir…
12: Sir Graeme Avery - Sileni Estates Part 1
Apr 2, 2017 • 26 min
We explore what successful businesses, sports people and wineries have in common with Sir Graeme Avery from Sileni Estates. With over 50 years of international business experience and the Sileni wines reaching more than 80 markets around the globe, Sir…
11: Author Mark Sweet
Mar 26, 2017 • 35 min
Wine: Stories from the Hawkes Bay is Mark Sweet’s account of the romance, pioneering, triumph and tragedy of the early years of wine making in the Hawkes Bay of New Zealand. We talk with Mark about his motivation and inspiration and hear snippets of some…
10: Judy Fowler - Owner & Winemaker, Puriri Hills
Mar 20, 2017 • 33 min
From Virginia to Clevedon New Zealand, Judy Fowler has travelled some distance in her life to be now making exceptional blended red wines. First planted in 1997 on a prime location southeast of Auckland, Puriri Hills is a unique producer.
9: Cameron Douglas - Master Sommelier, Part 2
Mar 12, 2017 • 31 min
Cameron Douglas is New Zealand’s first & only Master Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers worldwide, & South Pacific Director for the Global Guild of Sommeliers. Cameron talks about his journey from Auckland hospitality through to his life now…
8: Cameron Douglas - Master Sommelier, Part 1
Mar 5, 2017 • 37 min
Cameron Douglas is NZ’s first & only Master Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers worldwide, & South Pacific Director for the Global Guild of Sommeliers. Cameron talks about his journey from Auckland hospitality through to his life now fully…
7: France Overview Part 2
Feb 27, 2017 • 47 min
It’s hard to have a conversation about wine without reference to France, so Jean-Christophe Poizat​ and Marc Taddei​ take us on a quick journey through the wine regions of France. This introductory session is in two parts and will lead us on to an…
6: France Overview Part 1
Feb 18, 2017 • 30 min
It’s hard to have a conversation about wine without reference to France, so Jean-Christophe Poizat​ and Marc Taddei​ take us on a quick journey through the wine regions of France. This introductory session is in two parts and will lead us on to an…
5: Jules Matthews - Q Wines, North Otago
Feb 11, 2017 • 29 min
Making the move from investment banking to the wine business in the early 2000’s, Jules tells her story about helping establish and shape the Q Wine brand and shares some insights on what’s coming soon.
4: James Milton - Milton Vineyard & Winery
Feb 6, 2017 • 35 min
James shares his experience being the first producer in New Zealand to attain BioGro certification for organic wine production in 1989, having practiced traditional methods of cultivation and production centered on biodynamic principles since inception.
3: Hans Herzog Estate, Marlborough - Part 2
Jan 30, 2017 • 27 min
A wonderful story about love for each other and a love for wine, Therese and Hans Herzog relate their life together from Switzerland to Marlborough, and their partnership with vineyards, winemaking, restaurants and exceptional wines. Part 2.
2: Hans Herzog Estate, Marlborough - Part 1
Jan 24, 2017 • 27 min
A wonderful story about love for each other and a love for wine, Therese and Hans Herzog relate their life together from Switzerland to Marlborough, and their partnership with vineyards, winemaking, Michelin star restaurants and exceptional wines.
1: Master of Wine - Bob Campbell
Jan 23, 2017 • 39 min
One of NZ’s leading wine personalities Bob Campbell - an educator, writer, and international judge has an insatiable passion for wine. Bob talks about where the NZ wine industry came from, where it’s going, and the highs and lows along the way.