April 5th, 2012
Wishing all our customers a very Happy Easter!
Liquor Licence restrictions require that the Sandihurst Cellar Door must be closed on Friday 6th April and Sunday 8th. Because of this we have also decided to remain closed on Saturday 7th and Monday 9th. Vintage work however continues throughout the weekend!
Cellar Door will back to normal on Tuesday 10th April.
March 28th, 2012
We are mad about Riesling - not mad in the cross sense but mad in the excited sense!
NZ is producing some of the world's great Rieslings.
It is a varietal that is incredibly versatile with food and can surprise us with styles from super dry to super sweet and everything in between.
A 100 years ago Riesling was the highest priced wine of all wines in the world and highly sought after, ...
November 23rd, 2011
Then wine is its perfect partner, but choose well...
A new study reveals wine drinkers should also consider what's playing on their stereo if they want the perfect tipple. The study shows that people who drink wine while listening to music perceive the wine to have the same taste characteristics of the particular artist.
The research published in the British Journal of Psychology found that for the best earthy and full-bodied Merlot taste ...
July 29th, 2011
Cool Climate wine making on a seriously cool scale! For the first time in 3 years we had snow down to sea level on Monday bringing an already crippled Christchurch to a stand still. To take a quote from Tiana (phonetic) from the Campbell Live television show it was the 'Icing on the Quake'!
May 20th, 2011
As we will be particpating in the TEDxEQChCh event on Saturday 21st May, unfortunately the Cellar Door will be closed that day. Normal hours 11am to 5pm resume on Sunday 22nd May.
Apologies for any inconvenience.
May 18th, 2011
Sandihurst once again is proud to be one of the sponsors at this year's TEDxEQChCh event. Taking place this Saturday 21st May at the Aurora Centre at Burnside High School, the focus for this special event: The Re-Imagination of Christchurch. This one-day event is focused entirely on the future of the city and features speakers like Art Agnos, the former Mayor of San Francisco during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, Cameron Sinclair , ...
April 21st, 2011
Happy Easter to All.
Cellar Door News - Liquor Licence restrictions require that the Sandihurst Cellar Door must be closed on Friday 22nd April, Sunday 24th April and Monday 25th April. Because of this we have also decided to remain closed on Saturday 23rd. Vintage work however continues throughout the weekend!
Cellar Door will back to normal on Tuesday 26th April.
February 28th, 2011
The New Zealand Government has launched an appeal to help all those affected by the devastating earthquake on 22nd Feb.
The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal is a global fundraiser and the appeal has the full force of the New Zealand Government behind it. It is designed to complement appeals and fundraisers already being run by established organisations.
Your support for Christchurch is a part of a global response, thank you.
February 25th, 2011
Given the tragedy in Christchurch, as well as the fact that we need to see to family members in Lyttelton, the Cellar Door will be closed on Saturday 26th Feb and Sunday 27th Feb. We will re-open on Monday 28th Feb, normal hours 11am to 5pm.
February 18th, 2011
The Grammy awards joined up with ReCORK this year, a cork recycling organization (video of Muse - Best Rock Band album). Only wines sealed with natural corks were served during the awards ceremony, and all corks pulled at the event went to be recycled. The discarded Grammy corks will go to SOLE, a Canadian company that specializes in footwear made from cork. How about that, you could wear shoes that came from a Grammy winner’s bottle of wine!