Sunday, 21 December 2014

Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company getting into the festive mood. Ideas for Christmas trees.

Some ideas for Christmas trees. Making it a little bit different.
 I am assuming this is the empties after the wine has been consumed over the Christmas period. Looks like a typical amount.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Co Director, Brent Laidlaw starting to reassemble the company vehicle.

2 weeks later chassis stripped, degreased and painted

Floor pan repaired while body off. Panel beating by Rob Harvey at Country Collisions. Top quality job -   floor stampings re-created to match original body

 how to hang a 1937 Chev -from a tree, prior to putting back on chassis.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Brent Laidlaw, Co-Director of Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company carrying out more work on his Chevrolet while watching the vineyard grow.

Now that the vines are in the ground the Chev restoration project continues with lifting the body off the chassis

Chassis ready for cleaning and painting

Body off chassis for panelbeater to repair rusted areas of floor pan

Meanwhile back in the vineyard b
udburst is happening - nice and even over all vines (  good product from Riversun ). Lets pray for no spring frosts - almost clear after this weekend.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Further Development of Brent Laidlaw's Vineyard, hopefully supplying grapes to the Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company by 2017

- block after working up the soil to even out the mounds 

- improvised harrow to level out ground

 - spreading some lime and dolomite - just before rain arrived.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Brent Laidlaw, one of the Directors' of Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company is developing his own Vineyard to supply grapes to the Garagiste Brand

Garagiste Brent Laidlaw is currently developing part of his property into a vineyard to supply the Garagiste label. Only a small block but part of the future for the Garagistes.
The original Lavender block 

The Lavender block with plants removed. Plants out of the block have been transplanted around the outside as  a source of flowers for beneficial insects.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company will be present at their Inaugural 2014 Gisborne Wine and Food Festival

If you are coming to the Gisborne Wine and Food festival, please call in to our stall and taste our wines and have a yack. It starts at 11.00am and carries on until 6.30pm. If you are at a loose end, come along we can make your ears bleed with a few yarns and hopefully have a few laughs at the same time.
If you would like to buy tickets click on this link to the web site

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Blog 3 - Brent removes engine from his Chevrolet. This will be the Gisborne Garagiste Wine company vehicle

Successful day today - engine out and did it myself so pretty stoked
Engine out

26hp ready for reconditioning. Thanks to Stu from Elsmore Rural Services for the use of the engine lifter 

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Brent, Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company Director starts to do up a 1937 Chevrolet in true Garagiste style

In true garagiste fashion every bloke needs a shed project and here's one for the Garagistes. Brent has a 1937 Chevrolet Sedan which deserves to be back on the road and will be the local delivery vehicle for our wines. Originally sold from Ormond Motors in Peel Street, Gisborne in 1937.

So the restoration project begins:

The original vehicle -

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Thursday, 16 January 2014

The Gisborne Garagiste Wine Company Directors were visited by famous New Zealand Wine Reviewer.

Yesterday we had the pleasure of meeting Raymond Chan. He has been in the Wine Industry for many years and we had an interesting one and half hour discussion on our plans and aspirations. Check out his web site for reviews and blogs on wineries he visits.

From Left to Right: Russell Walsh, Raymond Chan, Brent Laidlaw and Peter Bristow
The delightful Russell Walsh

Wednesday, 15 January 2014