Winetopia 9&10 June 2017

Posted by Spade Oak on 5 May 2017 | Comments

Coming up on our calendar is Winetopia Auckland 2017. www.winetopia.nz   f29196 8902918703bc41e7a5fcb21f85fce9c2

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30 Years On

Posted by Spade Oak on 16 March 2017 | Comments

This second week in March 2017 Steve Voysey will celebrate 30 years in the wine industry.100 1983

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End of Summer

Posted by Spade Oak on 25 April 2016 | Comments

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The harvest is over for another year and we have just farewelled the mini mountain in the back paddock,Harvester 2016

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Cellar Door

Posted by Spade Oak on 7 January 2015 | Comments

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Walnuts and Rosé

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | Comments

Walnut tree

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Spade Oak Chardonnay and Asparagus

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | Comments

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basket asparagus3Spring has well and truly arrived and the growth on the vineyard is racing away. Gisborne is the first on the A&P show circuit, driving past with the window down the screams of the fun fair wafted through – memories!

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Corned Beef and Albariño

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | Comments

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 What a vintage 2014 has been! Two great years in a row, and the latest one promises to be one that  the varietals will shine in. Every barrel in the winery in is chockablock, the fermentation bench is just a  delight, and we can’t wait to try this year's wines.

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Summer Raspberries and Noble Viognier

Posted by on 5 January 2014 | Comments

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raspberries basket henHot, and so humid lately. You can almost hear things growing in the vineyard. The vines reach upwards, flowering's been and gone, and now it's the slow routine of plucking, thinning, lifting wires and getting everything shipshape so that the grapes have enough light and air to do their best. So far, it looks like being a good vintage. 

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Flowering

Posted by on 18 November 2013 | Comments

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Fighting Crab Paella Flowering, and a very busy time in the vineyard. As anyone who's driven past a local vineyard can tell  you,  it's all about growth right now; bright green fingers of vine reaching for the blue sky. And flowering. The  proper care of flowering vines means getting the most out of  any vintage. All across the grape-growing  parts of our region, the steady hum of tractors can be heard.

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Heavenly Weather, Snapper & Viognier

Posted by on 3 November 2013 | Comments


A SnapperHeavenly weather. Green everywhere, vines flourishing, new wines looking and tasting great, it's all looking very promising right now. That's the thing with growing and making wine; you spend a lot of time hoping that early promise translates into a stunning vintage.

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