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What the Egg?

11.JUL.22 / ANTONY BISH

I got a few funny looks when I first introduced the first Golden Egg into the New Zealand winemaking scene, but overseas, innovative winemakers have been doing it for yolks, I mean yonks!  Concrete Eggs were first conceived in 2001 by Michel Chapoutier...

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I first fell in love with Chardonnay in the early 1990s, making wine from the Rifleman's Vineyard here in Hawke's Bay. At that time, most NZ Chardonnays were over-blown and short-lived. We innovated with cool barrel ferment techniques and whole bunch pressing and created wines that were tight and...

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New Zealand also showed it is a serious Chardonnay producer, with gold medals for Hawke’s Bay producers Tony Bish and Trinity Hill Wines, Central Otago’s Te Kano, Marlborough’s Stoneleigh, and Nelson’s Kono NZ. Trinity Hill Wines’ Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2020 also scooped the International Chardonnay Trophy – the first time...

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The barrels we use to ferment and age our Chardonnay are Taransaud. Like us, Taransaud is a family-owned business dedicated to perfecting its craft. Their rich history stretches way back to 1672, in Burgundy, France. Since then, the business has continued to evolve whilst staying true to its heritage,...

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2020 Heartwood Chardonnay is here!

16.JUL.21 / ANTONY BISH

2020 Heartwood Hawke's Bay Chardonnay now available.

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I joined Cam over Zoom to chat about my journey in wine and all things Chardonnay, including Cam's favourite – Skeetfield!

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Candice Chow from Raymond Chan Wine Reviews awarded her first 20/20 wine to Skeetfield Chardonnay 2019!

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