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.
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.
“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.
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