Category Archives: Events

Before harvest is a distant memory…

I thought I had best get some harvest photo’s up before harvest 2011 is a long forgotten memory. We had a real mixed bag with weather this year but we managed to get the camera out on some of the … Continue reading

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Here’s to them….

Here’s to the vineyard team working in the wind, the rain, the sun and the pain of protesting muscles. Here’s to the winery team fighting jet lag, sore muscles, cold high pressure hoses and unfamiliar languages. Here’s to the owner/manager/chef/cleaning … Continue reading

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Getting Dressed

I love this time of year here out at Waipara , New Zealand. All the vineyards are gearing up towards harvest and the vines are full of fruit. The promise of what this vintage will bring us hangs in the … Continue reading

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A Black Day

This is just a brief note on a black day. We are all shocked here at Mountford, but all staff are accounted for. Friends and family are alive and well, although we are still holding our breath and waiting on … Continue reading

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In Praise Of Riesling 2011

  Monday this week has seen the 2011 edition of the In Praise Of Riesling event. Held at the world reknown Pegasus Bay Winery this event celebrates all that is Riesling. Kathryn the Owner/Manager here at Mountford and CP Lin … Continue reading

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The Ups, The Downs, The In-betweens and The Wine

It’s a tradition for many at this time of year to reflect on what has been and think about what the future will hold. 2010 has been an eventful dramatic year for many. Global economy worries still hurt many, the … Continue reading

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Niklas I Presume….

Recently Kees and Kathryn went to Europe on a super quick marketing visit for Mountford Estate. While there they meet up with Niklas who runs the well known wine blog Mise En Bouteille Wine Virtuosity and shared some great Mountford … Continue reading

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