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.