Friday, 27 December 2013

Follow up weather report for the Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company

As usual, in Gisborne we were meant to get days of rain, well from the picture below it looks like only one day. This sounds strange, but after torrential rain became 1 minute of rain yesterday, the meteorological office seem to have no idea. The night temperature is still nice and high for improving flavour profiles though.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company Festive Jokes

Another Festive joke to chuckle at over a glass of Gisborne Garagiste Wine. You may have to read out loud to get the humour.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

New Zealand Licensing Law changes

I have added a link to the New Zealand Wine Winegrower's upload highlighting the recent changes to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
Summary of the changes made by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Change of Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company 2012 Wine label

When we first looked at the type of label that we liked we choose the paper for duel purposes. To advertise the wine in the bottle as well if you spilt your wine you could use the label to soak it up. Well the labels also liked to fall off, so the new Chardonnay 2012 label has been printed and applied by hand. As you can see the wine was hand labelled by angels.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Why is Gisborne's weather so special for producing consistant favoursome grapes/Wine?

Here is a snip of the coming weather prediction for Gisborne. Different to other areas, Gisborne overnight temperatures rarely drops below 10°C from now until harvest. The vines do not slow down metabolising overnight as a result which would happen if temperatures drop below 10°C. Gisborne has been know to produce aromatically flavoursome wines that have lower sugar levels so hence lower alcohol levels. Better for you!

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company source Chardonnay from this multi award winning Vineyard

Photos of Graham MacLaurin's premium hillside block in Hexton where we source our Chardonnay grapes for the Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company 2014 Chardonnay.

Monday, 18 November 2013

American beer

They say that some of the best wine has been made over a few beers.  Well certainly had an amazing beer tasting last night with a huge range of American beer and a couple from NZ thrown in the mix.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Vérité Winery

Today I was given a tour around the Vérité Winery by the Winemaker Pierre Seillan. They had a new Pellenc optical fruit sorter that was processing 10 Tons of fruit an hour. It was also great hear some of the techniques that he use in handling the grapevines and making the wine. The winery and Pierre have had a fantastic run of success with their wines with numerous 100 point scores from Robert Parker.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Friday, 9 August 2013

Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company sell the new 2013 Gisborne Gewurztraminer and 2012 Gisborne Chardonnay extremely quickly.

Unbelievably we, The Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company, have just sold 12% of our stock that we have available in one week. A nice problem.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Gisborne Garagiste on Gisborne Herald

Thanks to Ben Cowper over at the Gisbore Herald for sitting down with us recently to discuss our wines and what we're doing.

Check out the video on You Tube!

New Release 2013 (GTR) Gewurztraminer by Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company

We have just hand labelled our first dozen bottles of 2013 Gisborne Gewurztraminer. Absolutely stunning. Has not sulked from being bottled and can only get better. See our details if you would like to pur chase.

Monday, 22 July 2013

2013 Vintage Gisborne Gewurztraminer Almost Here!

Our 2013 Vintage Gisborne Gewurtraminer has been bottled! It's just waiting for the labels, which will be next Thursday 25th July 2013.

A superb vintage, you will not be disappointed (unless you are wanting a red). So please rock up and make your purchases. Contact details here.