12 December 2000
We are pleased to see that wine critic and Pinot Noir guru, James Halliday has listed Two Paddocks 1998 Neill Pinot Noir among his "Best of the Best" by variety in his Australia and New Zealand Wine Companion 2001. Mr. Halliday awards us 90 points.
He writes, "In terms of total production, Pinot Noir will never challenge Sauvignon Blanc in N.Z. but has every likelihood of displacing it as the national flag-carrier."
He also identifies 1998 as an outstanding vintage, and says that the South Island Pinots in such vintages can be wines with "astonishing colour, flavour, and power."
We take our inclusion (along with such peers as Felton Road, Whither Hills, Gibbston Valley, and Quartz Reef) as an honour, particularly as we have long admired and drunk Halliday's own Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir (in particular the reserve). We also recommend his new Wine Companion.
9 December 2000
Riesling grapes Two Paddocks has taken a startling new direction this month. We have planted almost a hectare of Riesling. Over four days, finishing December 5,...More
8 December 2000
Pinot Noir 2001 Two Paddocks will be participating in the Pinot Noir 2001 Conference to be held in Wellington, New Zealand, Jan. 25-28, 2000. The programme...More
6 July 2000
Manager appointed. Crop and planting plans established. Lavender Jo Shroff has been named manager of *Redbank Paddocks*. Jo, who has been running the Redbank station for...More
1 April 2000
Sixty acres in the beautiful Earnscleugh Valley Two Paddocks has just bought a third block of land in the Earnscleugh Valley, a lovely Redbank Paddocks sheltered sixty...More