NZ Organic Wine Awards: 'Sustainable Vineyard of the Year 2024' plus 2 Gold and 2 Silver Medals. Full details

What To Do with Cabernet Sauvignon

Man and pig in complete agreement

Next to our cellar door we have a small vineyard known as "The Library Block" where we grow bays of all kinds of other grapes just because we can.  These include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese, Chardonnay, the dreaded Pinot Gris, and so on.* We do not make wine from these varieties, nor do we want to. Ever.

However they can be quite yummy, and there are denizens of our farm who actually break into a run when they hear the grape bucket. And as far as we are concerned, they are very welcome to these grapes, noble or not.

Angelica the pig is actually a bloke pig. But that is another story.

Angelica Anglica whole bunch pressing Cab Sav. Pig and grapes Gurrpp! Gruuup

* Footnote: To our surprise, the Muscat was the pick of the library this year.

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