Gort Vintners – Last of the “Wine Thief”


You may remember last year that Gordon Forshaw’s fledgling winery “Gort Vintners” was burgled, wine stolen and equipment damaged. There’s pics of the damage caused during the robbery on Gort’ Vintner’s Facebook Page

The local wine community, fellow winemakers and industry representatives were outraged at news of this and helped him with a rescue package with over 42 entities sponsoring the cause, and launching the “Wine Thief” series of wines.

I first met Gordon at The New Brighton Wine Club back in 2009 when he and Patrick from Rimu Grove presented their wines there – anyway, I was having a wine with Gort the other day and he tells me there are still some cases of his wines left and he is making them available to any wine lovers in NZ who would like to buy and try them at greatly reduced prices. I’m giving Gort a plug to help sell the rest of the wine so he can focus on finishing the Green Bullet.

RIPPED OFF RIESLING

This delicate wine made by myself from grapes sourced from a consistently award winning vineyard in  Waipara, has developed beautifully and is showing a balanced structure of floral aromas, strone fruits (nectarine) and soft honeysuckle nuances among a softening yet inviting acidity. ONLY 20 CASES LEFT.

$100.00 PER CASE DELIVERED SOUTH ISLAND $105.00 NORTH ISLAND

GUILTY GEWURZTRAMINER

Guilty the Judge said to the Thief of my wines so in a celebration of justice being rightly served this Guilty Gewurztraminer is again price reduced This wine was sourced and donated to me from Clayridge Vineyards in Marlborough. The grapes were hand picked and the wine made in a rich yet dry style, displaying typical lychee and turkish delight characters with hints of ginger and spice.

$85.00 PER CASE DELIVERED SOUTH ISLAND $90.00 NORTH ISLAND

STOLEN SAUVIGNON BLANC

This wine donated by Bibby Wines displays succulent flavours and aromas typical of the Marlborough Region crisp acidity with full bodied mid palate and a long finish, a very well made wine and an absoloute bargain at this new price.

$90 PER CASE DELIVERED SOUTH ISLAND OR $95 NORTH ISLAND

MAGISTRATES MERLOT

2008 Merlot from the Ngatarawa triangle soils in Hawkes Bay formerly Labelled as “The Temptress” prior to the robbery… This wine earned a bronze medal at the 2009 Romeo Bragato Wine Awards which I feel was a real honour as it was in the Merlot predominant Class, and up against some very classy blends.

$255 PER CASE FREE DELIVERY NATIONWIDE

RESERVA TENTARICE 2009

One barrel saved from adulteration by the robbers and vandals in last Easters wine heist. And thanks to the generosity of all who have supported me, I have made another Hawke’s Bay Merlot with a small addition of an Italian variety that I have always wanted to try as a blend with Merlot. This has resulted in a big ballsy juicy wine that has a wonderfully delicate French oak signature, that taunts the olfactory awareness…

$300 PER CASE FREE DELIVERY NATIONWIDE

Last Chance to buy these special wines – there may not be any more…

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