Cool Climate Wine Making

July 29th, 2011 | Read Full Post

Sandihurst Snow Day 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'!

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Cellar Door Closed – May 21st

May 20th, 2011 | Read Full Post

Cellar Door 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.

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TEDxEQchch

May 18th, 2011 | Read Full Post

officiallogo3 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, ...

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Happy Easter

April 21st, 2011 | Read Full Post

Easter

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.

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Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

February 28th, 2011 | Read Full Post

174597_113769692032417_4154984_n 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,

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Cellar Door Closed – Sat 26th Feb & Sun 27th Feb

February 25th, 2011 | Read Full Post

Cellar DoorGiven 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.

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Cork Shoes and The Grammys

February 18th, 2011 | Read Full Post

  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 ...

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Wine labels to include nutrition information?

February 8th, 2011 | Read Full Post

Nutrition Label There has been a lot of talk from Australia to the USA about alcohol companies being the next in line to be required to display nutritional information on their packaging for beer, wine and spirits. Federal and state food ministers in Australia have already received a long-awaited report about the proposed changes to the labelling laws in Australia. The report recommends an end to an exemption for alcohol companies to ...

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Lady in Red – Chris de Burgh auctions wine

February 4th, 2011 | Read Full Post

I just read in the Decanter Wine News today that singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh is due to be the latest personality to sell off part of his wine collection at auction. Today's clip then has to be his well known 1986 No.1 hit 'Lady in Red' (appropriate when we are talking wine!) Read all about the amazing line ...

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2011 Year of the Rabbit

February 1st, 2011 | Read Full Post

2011 Year of the Rabbit With 2011 well underway here at Sandihurst in New Zealand the 2011 Chinese Spring Festival, also known as Chinese New Year is about to start on February 3rd, bringing the 'Year of the Rabbit' and perhaps a calmer year all round, if that is possible? It is the most important traditional festival in China and a time for families to be together. Celebrations ...

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