Alder Yarrow came to Churton earlier this year and has now written up his visit (and the wines) in an informative and insightful Blog. Here is an excerpt from the article that you can find in full at Vinography.
“Sometimes we head off into the world searching for our heart’s desire only to return home to find that what we needed was right in our own back yard. Like all literary tropes, this one has more than a grain of truth.
When Sam Weaver and his wife Mandy decided to move to New Zealand from their native England, they found themselves a pretty house at the base of a hill with a gorgeous view and a lot of big trees. Ten years later, after searching throughout Marlborough for a hillside vineyard to buy, Weaver realized he had been taking a walk through the vineyard site of his dreams for years without knowing it.
Clinging to the crest of the hill behind his modest house and the stand of trees that shade it from the mid-day heat, the vineyards of Churton Wines are among the most spectacular in New Zealand’s Marlborough region……….”
FOR THE FULL ARTICLE INCLUDING SOME SPECATULAR PHOTOGRAPHS GO TO: http://www.vinography.com/archives/2013/04/churton_wines_marlborough_new.html
FOR ALDER’S REVIEWS OF CHURTON WINES GO TO: http://www.churtonwines.co.nz/latest-reviews/