The label shows the proprietor's grandparents picnicking at Karitane Beach, Otago circa 1919. The jovial chap with a pipe is Sidney Neill, importer of French wines, among other things. The poor little blighter in the Toulouse-Latrec tie is Dermot Neill, then aged 4 years. Also in the foreground is Gwladys Neill, formidable matriarch and avid picnicker. In the background and weighing 20 lbs Gertrude Elworthy (nee Neill), the proprietor's esteemed aunt.
This wine is made from a blend of fruit from Marlborough and the various subregions of Central Otago.
Fruit driven with subtle hints of spice and forest floor characteristics, this is a youthful but elegant Pinot Noir made to be enjoyed young!
Viticulturalist: Richard Flatman
Winemaker: Dean Shaw
Available: October 2006
Drink: 2006 - 2009
Export: Australia; Canada; USA
Sale of Liquor License Ref: OF129
Licence No. 67/OFF/30/2022
Expires 24th August 2025