Pinot Noir 2013 in Wellington has drawn to a close and after the welcome flood of overseas guests to Churton we are now getting back to normal visitor levels.
The weather during the week at Pinot 2013 at the Wellington Waterfront was absolutely beautiful, so much so that several brave winemakers and journalists threw themselves off the diving platform into Wellington Harbour for the “International Dive Bomb Competition”.
Some wonderful food and quite a bit of very fine Pinot Noir was consumed by all and we met lots of very nice people from all around the World and New Zealand.
When we returned to Marlborough the Churton team had vineyard visits from Altaya Wines (Our Hong Kong distributors), Jo Burzynska (a New Zealand based journalist), Curtis Marsh from Singapore, Alder Yarrow from San Francisco and John Szabo from Ontario, Canada.
Then on Saturday 2 February 30 hardy souls took part in the Pinot Noir Safari – an off-road, four wheel drive tour through the high country Pinot Noir vineyards in Marlborough. Check out the official photos on our Facebook page.
Next update will be on the happenings in the vineyard. Watch this space…