FRANCOIS CROCHET

FRANCOIS CROCHET

FRANCOIS CROCHET Sancerre, France   Francois Crochet is located in the town of Bue, slightly south-west of Sancerre. A family owned domaine, very small at 10.5 hectares with a focus on Sauvignon Blanc, they have a classic pairing of terroirs in this region, with 70%...
VAVASOUR

VAVASOUR

VAVASOUR Awatere /Malborough  vavasour.com   The Vavasours arrived in New Zealand and established themselves in the Awatere Valley in 1890. Nearly a century later in 1985, Peter Vavasour identified the Awatere Valley as the new frontier for New Zealand wine growing...
THE PASS

THE PASS

THE PASS Marlborough thepasswine.co.nz   This wine was named after the saddle in the range that separates the two main valleys in Marlborough, the Awatere & the Wairau. This saddle allowed travellers to “pass” between the two. This is also an indication of the...
TE KAIRANGA

TE KAIRANGA

TE KAIRANGA Martinborough www.tkwine.co.nz   The stone-filled river terraces are free-draining while the top soils vary from slope to slope. A rain shadow effect created by the Rimutaka Ranges to the south-west and the Tararua Ranges to the west keeps the region dry....
RUSSIAN JACK

RUSSIAN JACK

RUSSIAN JACK Martinborough www.russianjack.co.nz   One of the most famous swaggers of the Martinborough region was a man known simply as Russian Jack (Barrett Crumen 1878 -1968). Although his origins have been disputed between Russia and Ukraine, he was actually born...