From Jurassic Park to Two Paddocks…Sam Neill knows how to make a good Pinot.
From Sam Neill to Arrow star Stephen Amell, famous actors, musicians and sports stars have caught the wine bug and now produce their own vintages from vineyards all around the globe.
What inspired these extremely talented individuals to try their hand at winemaking? That’s a good question…
In the cheering up business since 1993, Kiwi actor Sam Neill produces top drops from his four Central Otago vineyards from Riesling to Pinot Noir and Rosé, under his Two Paddocks
Born Nigel John Dermot Neill in Northern Ireland, Sam moved to Christchurch in New Zealand with his family in 1954 and has gone on to become one of the most loved and respected Down Under actors, directors, producers and writers.
Now it is his wine that we are all talking about – from possibly the southern-most vineyard in the world comes The Fusilier Pinot Noir
, named after Sam’s father Major Dermot Neill, who was a solider in the Irish Fusilier Regiment for 20 years; before returning to New Zealand where he ran the family wine and spirit business Neill & Co.
With notes of bright bramble, red currant, violet and wild herb aromatics, this Pinot leads to a spicy, warmly textured mouthfeel, showing great elegance and depth.