Itâ€™s a tough job, but someone has to do it! Jeff, Virginia, Chris, Greg and I piled in to our cars with our fabulous videographer in tow to capture the story of Craggy Range, a winery that we have been completely in love with since we first began selling them in 2000.
It all began for Craggy Range in 1997, coincidentally the same year the Fine Wine Delivery Company was born. Steve Smith, MW and specialist viticulturist has twice been named in the 50 most influential people in the world of wine. His skill and passion made him the ideal fit for the Peabody family who had been searching 10 years for the perfect place and people to fulfil their dream of making some of the best wine in the world.
Two days of filming focusing on the Hawkes Bay home of Craggy Range, gave us an even more in-depth understanding and appreciation of just how huge their contribution is to the future of NZ wine. Their world-class wines are garnering massive recognition bringing international focus to this very important and special region.Â
We started our journey in the famed Gimblett Gravels region. Our interviews and tastings with Senior Winemaker, Rod Easthope uncover what is so special about this unique corner of the Hawkes Bay.
Enjoy Part 1 of the Craggy Range Experience…
Cropped at an insane 1 tonne to the acre it’s a truly pure expression of the grape and will have lovers of New Zealand, Australian and French Syrah’s fizzing. This exceptional value Syrah has been handpicked from 30 – 40 year old bush vines. Watch the video as Jeff discusses this new release from Spain.
The Insight Series from Larry McKenna, the Godfather of Pinot Noir. Only produced in exceptional vintages these are iconic NZ wines. 4 single Pinot Noir vineyards expressing the various terroir with in the Martinborough Terraces. Superb!!
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IÂ LOVE Riesling! Sounds more like a confession doesnâ€™t it. Truly though, it is one of the most diverse, refined and wonderful varieties; from the bone dry to the sweetest of nectars.