Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The seasonal aspects of the Gisborne Garagiste Vineyard owned by Brent Laidlaw, one of the CoDirectors of Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company.

Over the winter have had the cool blue colours but the Borage has kept the bees happy













Spring is coming on and starting to see some new colours in the vineyard



Vines pruned with 5-6 buds laid down and ready for the next  season 

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Food Matches presented by Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company to Gisborne Wine Awards panel of judges.

Food and wine matches- here's what we recommend as delivered whilst hosting the Judges at the Gisborne Regional Wine Awards
A good hearty pork and chicken Terrine to go with the Viognier and Gewurztraminer -does  it work - both rich wines so need a depth of flavour to balance  the dish , both wines slightly savoury and dry/off dry, works on the richness of the wine.  




 Tuna Tartare - acidity from the grapefruit base, richness and savoury flavours from the Tuna , a dollop of sour cream- works so perfectly with Chardonnay


To finish a Venison Carpaccio served with the Garagiste St Laurent and Cabernet Merlot Malbec .  What's not to like with the savoury gamey flavours. The tannins in the wines are matched with the meat leaving  sweet,


succulent fruit flavours that linger in the mouth. Again would really like to thank Ingrid Walsh for the preparation of these dishes.


Saturday, 4 July 2015

Gisborne Wine Award Judges visit Co Director of Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company, Brent Laidlaw's property.

Chairman of Judges, Simon Nunns being encouraged to take a vineyard visit




Chairman of Judges, Simon Nunns gets back to nature



 Censored, Chairman of Judges, Simon Nunns has now taken off all his clothes and is frolicking naked in the vineyard

Friday, 19 June 2015

The Gisborne Regional Wine judging panel enjoy the hospitality of Co Directors of Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company, Brent Laidlaw and Russell Walsh




The full line-up being tasted



Th line up of Judges

- Clockwise around table from the front Jane De Witt , Dave Mackee, Simon Nunns, Russell Walsh, Andrew Fletcher, Yvonne Lorkin and Jo Burzynska
Garagiste Brent Laidlaw  giving our philosophy


Garagiste Russell Walsh looking erudite and keeping the bonce warm


Meanwhile Bertie surveys the goings-on



OMG - Where's that smell coming from? Bugger - Bertie just farted


 Left to Right - Brent Laidlaw, Jane De Witt, Alan Knight, David McKee

A special thank you to Ingrid Walsh for preparing the food that was matched to the wines. It sounds like the tasting went extremely well.