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neudorf mud-brick wine cellar in morning Our mud-brick barn is full of memories. It houses our wine library and stores bottles from each vintage. It also stores reminiscences of people, weather, heartache and celebration stretching back 34 years.

But we have run out of room and something has to give – it is time for us to downsize our cellar.

So we are offering some precious, well aged, older wines, starting with a unique six vintage, vertical collection of Neudorf Moutere Noir.  We will offer a number of these parcels in different varieties to our mail list customers over the coming months.

Vintage 2015 is done and dusted. We picked our last remaining grapes on April 8th – our earliest completion in 34 harvests. Winemaker Todd Stevens describes 2015 as “ an uncomplicated vintage with the young wine at this stage displaying elegance, vibrancy and purity, and a certain European edge.  We are seeing lower alcohols and are quietly predicting a classic vintage.”

colourful pickerEach vintage carries a certain stress and some hilarity. Traditionally on the last day we have the “Celebrity Pick” where the entire staff including the office and shop team pick up secateurs and get amongst the vines. This year it was the trial block of Albarino, and I’ve got to say the “real” pickers were not overwhelmed by the efforts of their new team mates.

Post harvest is “quiet time” – jobs that get left undone in the rush and excitement of vintage become worthy of our attention. Richard’s vineyard team are replacing posts, uprooting damaged vines and marking out trials for the coming year. Grass is being sown, trees are being planted.

Tim and I will soon travel to Europe for our agents’ Annual Portfolio tasting and to catch up with Rosie and The New Zealand Cellar. They are hoping to have their new retail shop open by the end of the month. It will be the only shop in London dedicated to New Zealand wine and we (and the rest of the kiwi industry) wish them all the best. (www.thenewzealandcellar.co.uk).

At the cellar door we are open Monday – Friday from 11 am until 5.00 pm. Note we are closed all of Queen’s Birthday Weekend. For July and August we are closed totally so we can paint the window frames etc.

Cheers, Judy.

For all sales or marketing enquiries contact judy@neudorf.co.nz

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