It was such a pleasure to design wine labels for Simon Groves and Amanda Ra, owners of Terroir Wines. These two beautiful labels wrap around their completely stunning wine that is attracting a lot of good attention. BDX 2011 has been rated 2nd (equal with Atarangi’s Celebre) in a NZ ‘blended red wine’ tasting by Master of Wine Bob Campbell.
“An equal blend of CS, CF and Merlot. Aged for 18 months in Hungarian and French barriques. The wine derives aroma from Cabernet Franc, structure from Cabernet Sauvignon and rich, berry and plum fruitiness from Merlot. Elegant, powerful red with good cellaring potential.” Bob Campbell MW 93/100 Five Stars.
BDX 2010 and BDX 2011 are available direct from Terroir Wines. Their website and Facebook page are food for your soul, they showcase their wonderful wines, lifestyle, poetry and beautiful photography and are well worth a visit.
When you want the whole hog, we are the people to see! This is the rebrand for Daphne Geisler’s shop – Vintage Treasure in Martinborough.
Nowadays it’s an online shop packed full of treasure, nostalgia and sentiment, with not a speck of dust in sight. If you adore antiques and collectables, are a craft maker and lover of kitchenalia, china, Crown Lynn, crystal and glass, linen, sewing, silverware, all things blue and white, retro and vintage, you will love it.
With the launch and the great media coverage this week of Leanne’s book Fairytale Love – How to Love Happily Ever After (Greg designed the cover and graphic inclusions) we realised that we hadn’t actually posted a blog on the fabulous illustrations that Random House commissioned Greg Keith to do for Jared Gulian’s book Moon Over Martinborough – How an American City Boy Became a Kiwi Farmer, published last year.
Jared has had fabulous success with his book full of heart-warming stories about olives, neighbours, friendships and farm animals. They make you laugh and cry and want to live in the country on an olive grove. You will also have to spot the stories about us, aka Leelee and Wolfie.
There’s just one more sleep until This Town airs and we probably ought to be preparing autographed postcards of Giggles the pig. Pampered princess pig debuts on television. What will be next? Read More
Here are a few designs we whipped into shape for the Martinborough Wine Centre.
It’s the marvellous month of May and Simon and Amanda’s store sure know how to keep the locals, tourists and weekenders occupied.
Their Summer of Riesling tastings were fabulous, but now as the vines turn golden and orange, it’s time to experience their Chardonnay Showdown.
Polish off your spurs, saddle up your horse and get on down to the heart of Martinborough’s Wine Village and taste premium Chardonnay, try on some warm woolly clothes and RSVP your place to celebrate the book Kupe – a history of Martinborough District at the store, with the author Roberta McIntyre.
Make a treaty with the wild bunnies when you arrive. They can hang out and hop around and add to the beauty of the place, munching on weeds and grass as long as they leave the little trees and vegetable garden alone.
Put chicken wire around the vegetable garden fence.
Make a deal with the birds. They can tweet and look gorgeous and be fed and supplied with bathing water as long as they Read More
“Whenever we think about the life of a wine, we have to think about its death” begins Wilco the winemaker from Dry River Wines Martinborough. If, as a consumer you’re not that familiar with Dry River, it’s the ‘cult’ wine that’s difficult to get hold of unless you are fortunate enough to find a bottle in one of the lucky national or international stores that stocks it, or you are on their direct mailing list. That is what makes Simon and Amanda’s Terroir to Table Wine Event at the Martinborough Wine Centre so special. Tonight is a lucky dip from Dry River’s sparse cellar stocks and Greg and I and 28 other enthusiastic tasters eagerly await the experience.
Because their wines are all about cellaring to enjoy and Read More