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Air NZ

Posted by One Block Wines on 06/11/2017 13:49:59

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Best coffee garnishes ever! Thanks #airnz  
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Happy Tuesday

Posted by One Block Wines on 26/09/2017 08:55:29

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Spring is here! Not that you can tell from the wintery look today but that glorious green bud speaks volumes. Happy Tuesday. X  
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Hello Melbourne.....

Posted by One Block Wines on 21/08/2017 08:23:02

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Well hello Melbourne, and David Jones food hall in particular. I love these sushi rolls. Nom nom nom. No need to shop on an empty stomach.  Now, something sweet...  
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Cookie...

Posted by One Block Wines on 15/08/2017 10:43:00

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A new month apparently brings a new cookie flavour @airnz. You better be good, Butterscotch - July's Salted Caramel was frigging delicious.  
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Tasting in the rain...

Posted by One Block Wines on 10/08/2017 09:55:48

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Tasting PG barrels in the rain - lucky there are only five of them and lucky this rain coat has a hood and lucky there are only four more weeks of official winter. I'm over it.  
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Isabele Estate, Burleigh Pies

Posted by One Block Wines on 09/08/2017 15:48:48

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Perfect timing to be at the winery. Find the perfect Marlborough wine to match the perfect Burleigh pie. Hmmm.  @isabeleestate @burleighpies  
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Bogle...

Posted by One Block Wines on 02/06/2017 08:12:27

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This wine is total old school deliciousness, won't be needing that cork again. Go California Chardonnay This wine is total old school deliciousness, won't be needing that cork again. Go California Chardonnay This wine is total old school deliciousness, won't be needing that cork again. Go...
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Gibbston

Posted by One Block Wines on 09/03/2017 12:45:36

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Beautiful morn here in Gibbston. Looking forward to a taste of things to come. Literally.. 
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Colour....

Posted by One Block Wines on 15/02/2017 13:30:13

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All that colour! It's veraison for Marlborough Pinot so it's official, we have actually had some warmth. Nice  
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Bargain..

Posted by One Block Wines on 20/01/2017 18:15:14

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Gosh, what a bargain! Just smile at those savings, you big spenders out there. That's, like, 3 cases of One Block Wines!  
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Ralphs. Burgers!

Posted by One Block Wines on 20/01/2017 18:13:28

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The kids are away. Cheese burger. Check. Chicken burger. Check. Curly fries. Coke all round. Yum. 
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Yum Char and Tennis...

Posted by One Block Wines on 20/01/2017 18:12:28

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It's here!! Yum char for dinner. All that's left to finish off the best night ever is Fed and me on the couch.
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Cable Bay Waiheke

Posted by One Block Wines on 10/01/2017 09:06:14

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Beautiful day here...........
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Fish. Chips. Beach. Summer...

Posted by One Block Wines on 10/01/2017 09:05:12

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Westshore fish on the sea shore on a balmy 26C Hawkes Bay evening. Hmmmmm.  
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Mr D's Napier..

Posted by One Block Wines on 10/01/2017 09:03:56

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Just arrived in Napier and first port of call is donuts at Mister Ds. Napier done. Tick  
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New vintage

Posted by One Block Wines on 14/08/2016 20:56:11

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Here she is...our new vintage baby. Isn't she beautiful. X  
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OBW 2016 Blind River Sauvignon Blanc

Posted by One Block Wines on 14/08/2016 20:53:54

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OBW 2016 Blind River Sauvignon Blanc. Five days in bottle. Cheers to a fantastic year! X  
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99 Pinot G's.....

Posted by One Block Wines on 11/08/2016 12:23:15

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99 Pinot G's on the wall, 99 Pinot G's.... What better way to spend a wet Saturday?? X  
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chilly Gibbston.

Posted by One Block Wines on 11/08/2016 12:21:38

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Brrrrrr a chilly mid-morning in Gibbston. Hopefully Cromwell is a bit warmer. Beautifully clear day for a ski  
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Central Otago Vines, Vintage 2016

Posted by One Block Wines on 18/05/2016 21:14:06

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 Serenity! 
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Vintage 2016 CO

Posted by One Block Wines on 18/05/2016 21:13:03

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 Fining and Blending 2016 Syrah.... and another, and another...! 
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Central Otago Trip...

Posted by One Block Wines on 08/10/2015 16:40:02

Sitting on this homeward-bound flight in my day-old undies and sipping on a cup'o'tea I can finally relax and reflect fondly on my Central Otago shenanigans. This was not possible at 9am yesterday, clutching my triple-lined sick bag with my head between my knees as we went round for a second...
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Spring 2015-2016

Posted by One Block Wines on 22/09/2015 23:08:32

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Spring has sprung 2015-16

Posted by One Block Wines on 22/09/2015 23:07:15

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Mid Winter

Posted by One Block Wines on 27/07/2015 12:58:55

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Mid-Winter shots of dormant vines and fully alive excellent skiing conditions  
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Happy Sauvy Blanc Day

Posted by One Block Wines on 28/04/2015 09:44:57

Sweaty Boxhedge, grass too.  Passion fruit, herb and seabeeze Happy* drinking to you.  (*Happy and responsible) Happy Sauvy Blanc Day to you. 
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Vintage 2015 Update

Posted by One Block Wines on 07/04/2015 09:24:45

Greetings from the sky above...um...Kaikoura maybe? Have just left CO and flying to Blen via Wellington. It feels so mean to fly past my destination then have to catch another plane back there. Anyway that's just how it is. As is having my cornflakes and peppermint tea by myself on Easter...
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Air NZ

Posted by One Block Wines on 12/03/2015 12:28:42

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Go the new Koru Regional Lounge at Akl Airport! Just opened and there are no seats left this morning. X  
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Dashwood

Posted by One Block Wines on 12/03/2015 12:26:52

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Lower Dashwood. Frig it's hot and dry. Here's my home on the Rang(ie) shot. X  
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Cricket!!

Posted by One Block Wines on 12/03/2015 12:25:33

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Hmmm beeeeeer. Gotta have a Tui at the cricket. Well maybe just a half. Go the Black Caps!  
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Central

Posted by One Block Wines on 12/03/2015 12:23:51

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A layer of vineyard, a layer of hillside, another layer of vineyard and a layer of mountain topped by brilliant sky  
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16 Tun Wynyard Quarter

Posted by One Block Wines on 21/11/2014 14:32:31

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Feeling thirsty after work and this weekend? Pop down to 16 Tun, the new craft bar on Jellicose st, Wynyard quarter, Auckland, below the ASB HQ.  Now stocking  and pouring One Block Wine Pinot Gris!  Get into it people!   
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Friday Tastings # 2...

Posted by One Block Wines on 13/11/2014 13:07:37

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And well Friday just gets better and better. X  
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Friday Tastings..

Posted by One Block Wines on 13/11/2014 13:05:20

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What's there not to love about Friday tastings? X  
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Somerset

Posted by One Block Wines on 13/11/2014 13:03:40

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Go Somerset! Proud stockists of One Block Wines and fabulously amazing. This from Kia Ora mag. Also in latest Cuisine  
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Movember....

Posted by One Block Wines on 13/11/2014 13:00:49

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Yum Cha squid legs' # Movember celebration
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Late Frosts... Beautiful Day...

Posted by One Block Wines on 30/10/2014 12:21:57

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Hey all you fabulous people. Crazy spring weather producing these beautiful CO days after dropping snow overnight and a cruel -2 degrees in the early hours keeping growers up and frost fighting till 9am.  
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Ch Mouton..

Posted by One Block Wines on 20/10/2014 21:17:08

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A window display of Ch Mouton magnums from 1957 onwards. In HK. Apparently the '83 is very pleasant...  
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Nice

Posted by One Block Wines on 05/09/2014 13:39:27

Nice name

 Rough day at the office for someone..
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Central Otago..

Posted by One Block Wines on 05/09/2014 09:16:05

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Hello beautiful, bleak, rugged, weary, dramatic Central Otago. Oh if I was a poet or a painter how I would love you for your money-making vista. Sigh. Pruning is nearly at an end and just in time given the relatively mild winter. It still feels like we should get a brief return to winter...
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Dormant Pinot Noir vines in Gibbston...

Posted by One Block Wines on 03/07/2014 13:33:04

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 Shhhhh, Sleeping....!
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Another glorious Gibston Pic

Posted by One Block Wines on 02/07/2014 09:28:31

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A coolly glorious morning in the Gibbston Valley.  
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Gibston Valley

Posted by One Block Wines on 02/07/2014 09:24:54

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A chilly morning in the Gibbston Valley, 1 degree and the promise of snow in the air. The weather is meant to close in tonight and with school holidays starting this weekend the snow will be welcomed by many families heading South. Let's hope the over-18's manage to sink some funds in to our...
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Piano....

Posted by One Block Wines on 06/05/2014 13:52:16

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More layover photos of Queenstown... Stunning. Yes that is a Piano being played down on the lakefront..  
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QT Stranded...

Posted by One Block Wines on 06/05/2014 13:50:54

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Well I guess there are worse places to be stranded after missing a plane. So yes, missed flight from QT and will spend the night here.   This really is a place fit for a king. Well a future one anyway. The temperature dropped pretty rapidly once the sun went down but for the sake of...
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Crown Ranges....

Posted by One Block Wines on 06/05/2014 13:48:30

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Good morning from the chilly crown ranges. Roll on the Ski season.   Just need to finish harvesting!!
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Late Sushi Lunch....

Posted by One Block Wines on 09/04/2014 20:53:32

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Stopped for a late (5.30pm) lunch on the side of the road with my salmon sushi box and once I cleared the rabbit poop from a nice flat rock (they obviously enjoy the view from here too) it's a lovely wee (heehee) spot. It was a very cool start to the day this morning and is cooling off now...
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Marlborough Update...

Posted by One Block Wines on 16/03/2014 14:30:53

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Hey there, An unusually overcast and almost gloomy day in Marlborough yesterday but this almost enhances the colour contrasts here, overlooking a Pinot vineyard in the lower Dashwood and north to the Wither Hills. Things were racing ahead this season with warm weather bringing on early...
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Cromwell Bridge

Posted by One Block Wines on 16/03/2014 14:22:04

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Photo is of Cromwell and Deadman’s Point from the Alex highway.
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Cromwell

Posted by One Block Wines on 16/03/2014 14:19:10

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Hey there, Had this for brekkie and by crikey it was delicious. I had to wait for the Cromwell Bakery baker to finish the last layer of  chocolate on my Cromwell Bakery Cromnut (hmmm) before tucking in to it in the early morning light down at the Lake Dunstan Boat Club. There I...
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Central Otago

Posted by One Block Wines on 12/02/2014 20:29:00

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Hey All, Just flying back from a great day in CO today when the Captain kindly pointed out the top of Mt Cook out the window so now you can see it too. He's a bit desperate for viewable icons with loads of cloud and some rain in the South (I think they might have to flag a minimum of two per...
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Clutha River

Posted by One Block Wines on 23/01/2014 08:15:45

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Hi there, After a balmy 30 degree day spent walking vineyards with a piece of refill paper tucked under my hat to keep the gamma rays off the back of my neck it was just too tempting to pull over and take a photo of the tranquil Clutha River. I love those long evenings in Central where...
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BRAVO Tauranga

Posted by One Block Wines on 25/11/2013 22:29:51

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 Delighted to post that our One Block Wines Waihopai Savignion Blanc 2013, Blind River Marlborough Pinot Gris 2012, the Spring Creek Marlborough Riesling 2012 are now available at BRAVO Restaurant / Café in Red Square in Tauranga.  Many thanks to Jeni and Ryan the new...
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View....

Posted by One Block Wines on 20/11/2013 17:54:33

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The view out of the window of a 200 year old Cobb cottage at the Morton vineyard up Marama Road in the Awatere yesterday. I hadn't been that far up this road before (it's a loooong story) and was so surprised to find so many vines planted up there. The vineyard manager was a bit surprised to...
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Warehouse worker..

Posted by One Block Wines on 20/11/2013 17:53:09

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Here is our latest warehouse worker helping out with some One Block Wines orders last Saturday. There is no such thing as a free lunch. Might as well teach them that nice and early! X  
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New World Vic Park...

Posted by One Block Wines on 09/11/2013 14:45:32

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On Saturday's trip to New World Vic Park, one of the many far-more-frequent-than-act ually-required trips thanks to the mini collectibles promo, I snapped two of our babes on the shelf. Here's the Sauv Blanc. What a proud moment it was.  X  
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Surry Hills...

Posted by One Block Wines on 10/10/2013 13:23:50

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Took this photo last Friday night in Surry Hills, Sydney. A big queue of hip young things on the pavement outside a bar. Nothing unusual. Except that they are queuing for gelato. Masses of people waiting for an icecream. Then standing on the street eating it. I love it!  
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Pinot Gris Trophy.

Posted by One Block Wines on 07/10/2013 12:14:22

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Jo has just Won the Trophy for Champion Pinot Gris at the NZ International Wine Show with her Freeland 2013 CO Pinot Gris.  
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Weather....

Posted by One Block Wines on 25/09/2013 13:52:12

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This photo might be a bit dark....it's a crazy-light early evening in Blenheim where the temperature feels like it might just snow at any moment but there is a freakish light on the Whither Hills highlighting the green. It's beautiful. Apologies that the photo does not do justice to the...
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Sydney...

Posted by One Block Wines on 04/09/2013 08:30:37

Had a cracker overnighter in Sydney last week.  Did a tasting with Tyson Stelzer and Andrew Caillard MW (how cool is that?!) then to Movida for a quick half dozen tapas (it’s just opened in Surry Hills) and on to a private screening of Andrew’s fantastic movie Red Obsession (...
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Central Otago

Posted by One Block Wines on 18/08/2013 21:14:29

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A stunning few days down in Central Otago. Incredible winter days... Checking on the OBW 2013 CO Mondillo Riesling due for release very soon. Looking good. As dramatic as the landscape? Let’s hope so!  
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Jo

Posted by One Block Wines on 31/07/2013 17:21:51

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  Our talented winemaker Jo relaxing with a glass after a frenetic 2013 vintage. The fruits of which will be available soon. 2013 OBW Sav Blanc and Riesling now bottled.... Pinot Gris next week.
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Brrrrr.....enheim....

Posted by One Block Wines on 11/07/2013 19:07:25

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A gloomy grey day in the Waihopai reaching a high of 7C but still things manage to look beautiful. Or dramatic maybe. Pruned vines waiting in dormancy for some spring heat. Hmmm...aren't we all!
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HB to QT.....

Posted by One Block Wines on 04/07/2013 10:42:31

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36hours in Blenheim saw enough acid for a lifetime of enamel decay but the intensity of flavour was worth it. We were picked out before the rains came (I know, everyone says that) and the heat during the early part of the season has helped with flavour concentration and balance.  We are...
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Marlborough Landscape...

Posted by One Block Wines on 04/05/2013 16:22:30

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A spectacular Marlborough afternoon... Vintage 2013 looking sharp! Keep you posted on how the wines progress !
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Listing at New World Victoria Park

Posted by One Block Wines on 04/05/2013 16:16:07

We are very pleased to announce our One Block Wines 2012 Blind River Pinot Gris, One Block Wines 2012 Waihopai Sauvignon Blanc and our new 2012 One Block Wines Spring Creek Riesling are now in stock at Victoria Park New World, Freemans Bay, Auckland....
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Tasting.....

Posted by One Block Wines on 02/05/2013 22:30:48

Just finished three hour tasting at New World Vic Park. I can't believe how hard it was to convince shoppers to try wine for free. And my feet hurt. Jas told me to wear practical shoes, and after wearing only workboots for a month, I should have known better but sore feet it is. That store...
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Hoops...

Posted by One Block Wines on 16/04/2013 19:31:29

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  Thought you might like to see how the winery crew in Central Otago let off steam...
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Juice...

Posted by One Block Wines on 11/04/2013 06:50:29

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My cup is full and runneth over...or rather my juice receival bin of Waihopai Sauvignon Blanc juice is chock to the brim and frigging close to running over. Please check that the tank lid is off, the valve is open and the pump is primed. Ah the romance of wine.   
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THIS is the best seat in town...

Posted by One Block Wines on 09/04/2013 19:07:59

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After a long day traipsing Marlborough vineyards, checking spray diaries, tasting high-acid grapes and eating quickeze to settle the puku, monitoring ferments and negotiating harvest windows and trucking times THIS is the best seat in town. Truly glorious. Actually I am too scared to...
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Frost protection in Central Otago...

Posted by One Block Wines on 26/03/2013 11:18:55

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Frost protection in Central Otago.... Kiwi ingenuity and a whole lotta love for a beautiful vineyard.  
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Another Trophy Award for Jo!

Posted by One Block Wines on 18/03/2013 14:38:29

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We are incredibly thrilled to announce Jo has won the trophy for the  top Riesling at the Royal Easter Show 2013 in Auckland on Saturday night.  For her 2012 Crosse Riesling.  This is on the back of her 1st place Trophy at the 2012 Air NZ Wine Awards for her Aspiring Flats...
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Degustation and Opera Night at Toto's

Posted by One Block Wines on 13/03/2013 22:05:41

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Dinner out last Saturday to the 6 x course degustation and Opera Night at Toto's.  It was such a lovely evening.  Two unamplified sopranos singing with heart and soul amidst plate upon plate of delissimo goodies.  From the thinnest beef Carpaccio to a single handmade...
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One Block Wines V12 Riesling coming soon....

Posted by One Block Wines on 17/02/2013 21:31:31

After much fluffing we are bottling the long-awaited One Block Wines V12 Riesling at the end of this month.  It’s been such a process and a big part has been procrastination on my part as I wait for the much-lauded Riesling revival that, believe it or not, hasn’t yet...
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Firstline, TV3

Posted by One Block Wines on 03/02/2013 16:59:56

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Jo on ‘Firstline’ on TV3 this morning discussing the 2013 wine vintage with Rachel Smalley.   http://www.3news.co.nz/Hot-summer-bears-fruit-for-wine-industry/tabid/372/articleID/285501/Default.aspx  
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Somerset Cottage Restaurant, Bethlehem

Posted by One Block Wines on 24/01/2013 20:33:06

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Delighted to post that our One Block Wines Blind River Marlborough Pinot Gris 2012 and Hawkesbury Marlborough Riesling 2011 are now available at Somerset Cottage restaurant in Bethlehem, Tauranga.    By the glass, Lyonnaise carafe and by the bottle.  We have known Anne...
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Blenheim Airport

Posted by One Block Wines on 20/01/2013 11:17:09

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A beautiful still morning for flying. I hope that pilot agrees. Off to CO for the day for a quick vineyard visit and with any luck we will have a OBW PIN from vintage 13. Well, a lot of luck really!  
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Not a bad view from the office....

Posted by One Block Wines on 18/01/2013 08:12:25

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Grape vines. Check. Sauvignon Blanc. Check. Dam. Check.  Spectacular view. Check. Dog. Check.  Loving it!  
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Pinot Blending...

Posted by One Block Wines on 17/01/2013 08:05:58

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Just finished Pinot blending for my day job. My teeth look like that front barrel. Hmmm. Wines look great. Concentrated and structured. That's what happens when we only crop at three-quarter yields. Packing quite a punch!  
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Real Fruit Ice Cream...

Posted by One Block Wines on 08/01/2013 08:36:25

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It's real fruit ice cream now. It'll be real grape wine (one block of course) in ten years.   
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Christmas Pudding update...

Posted by One Block Wines on 07/01/2013 14:09:04

Ta da!! Heston would be proud. It looks a little dodgy (hmmmm) but it tasted delicious. Finished off the last quarter glass of Homage 09 with it and while not a classic GWT-with-Thai match both were pretty yum  
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Christmas Pudding...

Posted by One Block Wines on 07/01/2013 11:03:20

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Ok Heston. Here we go. Steam 3hrs or microwave 6mins at full power. Lucky we are on holiday. Steam it is. I'll report back at about 9.30. X  
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Central Otago

Posted by One Block Wines on 18/12/2012 12:24:28

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 The Pinot noir is flowering too! Am at the Aurora vineyard in Bendigo, Central Otago.  A warm and a gentle nor'wester.   I can hear the flowers popping. Glorious!
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On route

Posted by One Block Wines on 12/12/2012 13:05:37

Dan Carter is sitting across the aisle from me. If that isn't worth broadcasting then I hang up my typing finger.
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Summer is coming!

Posted by One Block Wines on 12/12/2012 13:01:22

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Saw my first Sauvignon Blanc flower yesterday. In C block at Mt Base vineyard in the Waihopai.  It's a bit later than usual but the super warm weather forecast for the rest of this week should catch things up. Bring on those grapes!!
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Galbraith's Alehouse

Posted by One Block Wines on 12/12/2012 12:41:16

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One Block Wines Waihopai Sauvignon Blanc is now available by the glass at Galbraith's Alehouse, 2 Mt Eden Rd, Grafton, Auckland. http://www.alehouse.co.nz/
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