Christmas Time

December 24th, 2010 | Read Full Post

Cellar Door 'tis the season... We'll be closed from 25 December until 4 January 2011. Cellar Door open for tastings and sales from 5 January 2011. We plan on having a wonderful time with our family and friends and we would like to wish each and everyone the same - have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year! From all of us here at Sandihurst - thanks for the past ...

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Giving the Gift of Flowers…

December 16th, 2010 | Read Full Post

Flowering time in the Sandihurst vineyardFlowering time in the Sandihurst vines. Heres a close up of whats going on. Flowering has started, meaning the cap has fallen from the berry, exposing the anthers and stigma. Given the right weather conditions (and it has been great this year in Waipara) there will be a transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma. Grapes are self fertilising. ...

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The “Must Have” Christmas Gift for Wine Lovers #1

December 10th, 2010 | Read Full Post

This could be yours! Apart from selecting from our wonderful range of wines to give for Christmas, we thought that we would also uncover for you other gifts available online for the wine lover who has everything. The Double Wine Bag (pictured above)  fashioned after Santa's trousers certainly makes a statement and will be a gift never to be forgotten. Perhaps only uselful once a year? We ...

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The Fun Theory – Piano Stairs

December 3rd, 2010 | Read Full Post

Friday Clip - take the stairs!

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Corporate Wine Gifts

November 29th, 2010 | Read Full Post

Sandihurst Double Wooden Gift Box

With Christmas fast approaching and with probably a list far longer than your arm to deal with, we thought that we could help out. For Businesses in New Zealand, why not let us take care of your Corporate Gift needs? We have a neat selection of  GIFT OPTIONS and if you like what you see, just click on the link ...

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Baryshnikov in White Nights

November 25th, 2010 | Read Full Post

I was recently sent a You Tube link of a performance by the Companhia National de Bailado (National Ballet of Portugal), a company I used to dance for many, many moons ago. This video is totally non wine related but true to our Friday clips, I thought worth sharing as it reminded me of Portugal. White Nights (1985) starred ...

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The fruit of our labour…

November 17th, 2010 | Read Full Post

bunch of grapes in waipara - mid november The fruit is growing, getting larger and will soon begin flowering. Fingers crossed for warm settled weather during this time. Its been a great start to the season to date.

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Onwards towards flowering…

November 10th, 2010 | Read Full Post

The Georges Road Vineyard in WaiparaIts been a great start to the season. No frost worries, plenty of heat and just the right amount of rain. The vines are growing superbly as they head towards their next major event - flowering. This should be within the next few weeks. The vines above, in our Georges Road vineyard in Waipara, have been shoot thinned already and each vine has ...

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Sandihurst Wine – The Friday video…

November 5th, 2010 | Read Full Post

Airline passengers recieve a welcome by singers in this popular T-Mobile advert from Germany.  Best enjoyed with a glass of the any one of the brilliant Sandihurst Rieslings.

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Another view of Sandihurst Winery…

November 1st, 2010 | Read Full Post

sandihurst winery

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