For Denis Marshall and Ulrike Kurenbach the allure of growing grapes and creating exquisite wines in Central Otago was all encompassing. In 1995 Denis bought a farmland block in the spectacular Gibbston valley with the vision for growing vines with minimal interference to the natural environment. With this careful land use and soil management he hoped to create a sustainable, artisan winery that delivered vintages of the greatest character.

In 2001 they planted the first pinot noir vines. It didn’t take long for their Pinot Noir to be discovered. With early success at a local and global level the pair began to source different grape varieties from within the region, ensuring only the very best were made into Hawkshead wines. With these additional varieties added to their Single Vineyard Pinot Noir the label has grown and flourished over the years.

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To Mull or not to mull? A Wine option in winter.

Mulled Wine, around the globe, its expressed as many unique names and styles; glögg in Sweden, glühwein in Germany and grzaniec galicyjski in Poland. The list goes on, but the one thing that remains alike; it's served warm, infused with spices and guaranteed to warm the cockles on a wintery day.

Steven Spurrier, The Instigator

Remember the 2008 comedy-drama film Bottle Shock? With Alan Wiseman in the title role? No, can't blame you it's a long time ago, and the movie wasn't that great. The real true story is exceptional. A classic tug of war between old world wines vs New World wines, France vs the US.

The World through Rosé tinted glasses

Rosé,Often associated with all things chic, class and glamour or with a relaxed, easy-going lifestyle and so much more.
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