12 July 2005
For followers of Two Paddocks it may come as a surprise that the Proprietor has another career. As an actor, of all things.
As such, it always comes as a relief to both staff and management when the Proprietor is called away on thespian duties. An unnatural calm descends on the vineyards as, undisturbed, we get on with the happy business of making the world’s leading Pinot. (Or so we like to think.)
So it is with some satisfaction that we can report that S.N. has been unusually busy of late. He is currently reprising the role of “Merlin”, with Miranda Richardson, in Vancouver for the Hallmark Channel, after finishing “The Triangle” in South Africa. Having just recovered from the considerable shock at seeing the Proprietor play air-guitar in Sally Potter’s film “Yes”, we are naturally anxious as to what to expect from this new slew of work.
Speaking of output, we hear the BBC's To the Ends of the Earth has been screened to some acclaim over the summer. We can only assume this is due to the distinguished work of Benedict Cumberbatch, Cheryl Campbell, Victoria Hamilton, Jared Harris, Charles Dance, et al, rather than that of the Proprietor. Who it seems, is playing himself in the (William Golding written) trilogy, i.e. foul-tempered old curmudgeon, with obnoxious politics, crap taste in hats, etc.
10 June 2005
Vineyard Research the Presumed Goal Management has received several signals from the proprietor who is working in South Africa this month. Early communications indicated he was exercising...More
11 May 2005
Last grapes picked from Gibbston today. First, the bad news. A very light harvest — probably only 1/3 of what we might expect normally (a cold...More
29 April 2005
The proprietor, having finished work with the gorgeous Susan Sarandon, (our favourite pin-up here at T.P.H.Q.) takes a trip this day to the Yarra Valley, home...More
14 March 2005
Around this time of the year the proprietor's largesse gets the better of him and he fires off a few cases of wine to New Zealand...More
1 March 2005
Proprietor and Two Paddocks friend and car enthusiast Jeff Williams took delivery of the T.P. Pickup truck today. A beautiful, even curvaceous, 1947 Chevrolet Thriftmaster has...More
3 February 2005
Delegates are recovering from a ripper weekend – a two day celebration (29 – 30 January) of Central Otago Pinot Noir. At one lunch at Wai...More
15 January 2005
15 January 2005 Site visit today at the rapidly growing T.P.H.Q. at Redbank. Roof on this week! Staff are looking forward to getting in out of the...More
10 January 2005
Management has expressed some concern at the alarming tendency the Proprietor has shown over the festive season to pass out at inappropriate occasions. Unkind suggestions were...More
3 January 2005
Management celebrate the New Year with the release of two new wines. Two Paddocks Picnic Riesling 2004 - another stunner and perhaps not as sweet as...More