Having just got over a fantastic day at the Central Otago Tasting on Tuesday, Glenys and I headed off again on Wednesday to attended the Nelson Wineart New Releases 2010 tasting at the Christchurch Issac Theatre Royal on Wednesday – this was held on the set of the stage show “Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” (there were no residual bloodstains that we could see.)
The wines were accompanied by some wonderful canapes and nibbles. Thanks to the Nelson Wineart team and Sandy Gallard for organizing this tasting in ChCh – great to have so many all in one place and to catch up with some Facebook and Twitter friends in the real world too LOL.
14 of Nelson’s Premium Wine Makers attended bringing with them over 90 new releases from the region. The Wineries in Alpha order were:
Blackenbrook Vineyard, BrightWater Vineyards, Fossil Ridge Wines, Kahurangi Estate, Kina Beach Vineyard, Milcrest Estate, Neudorf Vineyards, Orinoco Vineyards, Richmond Plains, Rimu Grove, Seifried Estate, Te Mãnia Wines, Waimea Estates and Woollaston Estates.
Most wineries covered every variety was covered including some fabulous Methode’s, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay (oaked and unoaked) Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Rose, Pinot Noir and Merlot. Some unusual Varieites were but also a Montepulciano from Kahurangi, Wurzer and Zwiegelt from Siefried and Ice Wines from both Brightwater and Te Mania…
All-in-all it was a fabulous tasting and we met some wonderful people who are passionate about their craft and sharing it with us – Thanks guys!
Website links to all Nelson Wineries and Vineyards are listed at The New Zealand Wine Directory here: http://nzwinedirectory.co.nz/Nelson.php