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The Blog - 10 April 2018

Paddock to Plate 2018

Sun, delicious local food, very ‘fine’ wine, an ebullient host and ‘saucy’ open-mic stories – Yes, it’s the annual Two ‘Paddocks to Plate’ Lunch for the palate privileged Private Paddocks...

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Paddock to Plate 2018

Two Paddocks

The Short Story

Who

We are Sam Neill { The Proprietor } family and friends: Vintners. Growers and producers of some of the greatest wines imaginable. All modesty aside. We’ve decided this is no company, for modesty. And our wines are so much better than that.

What

A very very small company, utterly obsessed with Pinot Noir. And Riesling. And with great pride - organics, quality, authenticity, detail and style. Having said all that, we don’t take ourselves at all seriously - the seriousness we leave to our SERIOUS wines.

Where

We have four beautiful organic vineyards artfully scattered around Central Otago . The southernmost wine region in New Zealand. And possibly the world. And you can find, if you try hard, our wines somewhere near you. If that’s too hard, we have a splendid Private Paddock Club, which you are welcome to join.

When

We planted our first grapes in the Gibbston Valley in 1993, and our first vintage was in 1997. Our last vineyard, on the Felton Rd in Bannockburn, we acquired in 2013. We are absolutely of the present, and indeed the future but we are very mindful of the history, the culture of wine.

Why

That’s a tough question. The existential one. Well, just because we can. Because the Proprietor is slightly mad. Because we think we should. And because we love country life: We also grow saffron, lavender, we have orchards and various decorative animals. We’re farmers.

TWO PADDOCKS THE MOVIE

The Summer Movie

You’ll find a number of films and clips about us on the Movies page, but this is a new one, fresh out of the lab. Just about everything you want to know about us in less than 10 mins. So as they say in Los Angeles restaurants ‘Enjoy!’

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Wine Club

The Private Paddock. It’s a wine club, that will give you access to The Clubhouse (which used to be our cellar door, but which will now only be freely available to our club members). We will have Clubhouse visits, wine tasting, and vineyard/farm tours. It will give you invitations to special Private Paddock events – the occasional dinner, harvest picnics and so on.

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Our Vineyards

With land in all three major wine valleys of Central Otago and a long term vision for small single vineyard pinot noir blocks spread throughout region.  Each have a unique soil and climatic blueprint.

Fusilier

The Fusilier

Our last acquisition (2013), located in the very heart of Central Otago wine on Felton Rd. in Bannockburn.

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First Paddock2

The First Paddock

Sam's original vineyard. Planted here in the heart of the Gibbston Valley in 1993. 100% Pinot Noir. 4.6 hectares.

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Last Chance

The Last Chance

A dramatically beautiful site in Earnscleugh, ideal for Pinot Noir. Two hectares only, planted in 1998.

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Red Bank2

Red Bank Farm & Vineyard

At the other end of the Alexandra Basin is our largest vineyard, our home farm (H.Q.) and our Private Paddock...

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