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Welcome to the Two Paddocks Blog - a space where we share our passion for winemaking. From vineyard updates to insights into our organic practices, uncover the stories that shape our world-class Pinot Noir.

Inaugural Private Paddock PICNIC Day 2022

At the end of 2021, we made the heart wrenching decision to cancel the Pop Up and Paddock to Plate Lunch for our Private Paddocks […]

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Best Pinot Noir – Wine & Spirits Magazine – Winter 2021

In Wine & Spirits’ Top 100 Issue, the buying guide consists of the publication’s Top 100 wines of the year. “If we were looking for […]

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Best Pinot Noir – Wine & Spirits Magazine – Winter 2021

Wine & Spirits – Winter 2021   In Wine & Spirits’ Top 100 Issue, the buying guide consists of the publication’s Top 100 wines of […]

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‘Drink Less, But Better’ Wine Enthusiast - Lauren Mowery

Though movie fans may know him for blockbusters like Jurassic Park or indie flicks like Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Sam Neill’s reputation in the wine world hangs on Pinot […]

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The celebrity wines I really rate

Jane MacQuitty from The London Times writes - "The celebrity wines I really rate" I’m sniffy about most of these Instagram-friendly releases, but better bottles […]

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When ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Shut Down

When ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Shut Down, Sam Neill Beat Depression by Making Short Films https://www.indiewire.com/2021/02/sam-neill-short-films-jurassic-world-1234617314/

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Two Paddocks in 3 Minutes

Turn the volume up...

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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 […]

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My Place

His acting work takes him around the globe, but Sam Neill can’t wait to get back to the place he’s in love with – Otago. […]

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Haymaking: Early Days

So. First blog for ages since the Prop has been sulking about the upgrading of our site for ages.   Speaking of which, this agonising […]

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Harvest Lunch 2017

We've been a little slow on this. But trust us it was fabulous! Book your place for the next lunch NOW. Seats are scarce! Saturday 24th February, 2018. […]

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The Prop Awakes

Charlie Pickering’s Worst Nightmare We had a visit from the excellent Charlie Pickering (comedian and TV Current Affairs Host from ABC Australia on The Week), not […]

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Clive James Writes...

In the Guardian. And is strangely nice about the Prop. "Clive James: ‘I couldn't believe how non-weird Sam Neill was.’" Here's a link to the article>> […]

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Show Down

Comedian vs Cartoonist This week we were very pleased to welcome perhaps the World #1 Cartoonist – Steve Bell of the Guardian UK – and […]

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Onward and Upward!

Onward And Upward ! In which we blow our own trumpets  And tubas .     As we march into a strangely new year and […]

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The Private Paddock: A Club

Yes, we know it sounds ... well ... kind of poncey. But for a multitude of reasons, we've decided to rationalize our present rather random […]

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Private Paddock Club Guidelines

Some Provisional Club Guidelines 1. It will not be this kind of club  But dancing is encouraged anyway. Particularly in the orchard. 2. There will […]

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Pigging Out

A dirty weekend and its consequences. So, our worst fears have been this week confirmed. Imogen Poots, our comely saddleback sow, has given birth to […]

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The Winery 2016

Vintage update We called in to The Central Otago Wine Co Ltd the other day to check on things and get updates and samples of […]

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The Sheep Whisperer

Himself Its always gratifying when the Proprietor returns from abroad and is flash mobbed by his animal friends, who have missed him more than they […]

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Two Paddocks Soap

13 September 2016 Something neither you nor we expected. Ever. So our ever resourceful Jacqui Murphy, CEO of Two Paddocks, has turned her capable hands […]

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Fruling In Die Viehweide

Or Spring in die Paddocks to you So, it's that time again, and lambs abound. Twins are bounding. It's a riot of springing twinning lambing […]

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Sausage Sizzle

So Saucisson... Staff are even more hell bent on self-sufficiency, sustainability, haute cuisine, good chow, etc. than ever. Last week, for a staff lunch, the […]

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Olive

Oil Organic Last year we pressed for the first time our own olive oil. With some pride. All the oil we had was from The […]

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Digging Down and Dirty

Worm Wonderland Are there no limits to our ingenuity? Are there no lengths to which we will not go to improve our soil? Is there […]

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New Reviews

Praise indeed On a more up to date note ... Sometimes we break our own rules -- who doesn't -- and put reviews we particularly […]

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New Reviews

Praise indeed On a more up to date note ... Sometimes we break our own rules -- who doesn't -- and put reviews we particularly […]

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Le Foundeur -- Le Comte Gerald Deux-Paddeaux

History reveals the ancient origins of Two Paddocks Our ever resourceful archivists have turned up sensational evidence of what we had always suspected -- Two […]

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High on the Hog

On the Pig's Back The Prop, home again, spends a fair bit of the time when he should by rights be in the TP office, […]

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Prop Spotted with Wine Glass!

No one more surprised than himself. So,its been a great January. Our Pop Up Bar at the end of Felton Rd next to The Fusilier, […]

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Team TP Top 10, #91

Toby Stephens, Actor Ladies and Gentlemen, At last, a new guest DJ in the House, our first in the Dayglo Virtual Disco for 2016,  A […]

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Pop-Up Cellar Door

Your invitation

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A Wine Lesson from History

Or not The Prop has been doing some research in his spare time while filming in Africa.* And a curiosity that may be of interest […]

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Two Paddocks Pop-Up Cellar Door January 2016

  The Proprietor, Sam Neill, is delighted to announce that Two Paddocks vineyard has been granted both resource consent and a special license to operate […]

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Budburst

Better late than never A slow start this season -- by our estimation two weeks late. But here it is -- budburst -- as captured […]

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The Fecund Ms Poots

And her brood Yes, things are quiet in the vineyard, as we emerge from winter. Pruning done, getting all and sundry shipshape. So our attention […]

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