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Archives: September 2020

Springtime in Marlborough at our Kuranui Vineyard

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It’s Spring at our Kuranui Vineyard located in the Awatere Valley sub-region of Marlborough. The rolling hills of the valley and river terraces make up the rugged backdrop to our vineyard.

Our Vineyard Manager, Tom van der Burgh goes on to explain the grapevine’s phenology stages.

“The photos depict the early stages of the vine coming out of dormancy and into spring growth. Although taken on the same day it shows the variability in growth stages within the vineyard. The reason for this is the difference in vine clones. This is the beginning of a grapevine’s phenological growth cycle, the first stages after winter bud and pruning are woolly bud, bud break and leaf emergence.” – Tom van der Burgh, Vineyard Manager

Woolly Bud Stage – Pinot Gris
Bud Break Stage – Pinot Noir
Leaf Emergence Stage – Pinot Noir

Two Gold Medals in China Wine & Spirits Awards 2020

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We are proud to announce two of our top wines received Gold Medals in the CWSA 2020:

The Regent of Tantallon Hawkes Bay Merlot Cabernet 2015
Mills Reef Elspeth Merlot 2016

We also received two Silver Medals for the following wines:

Leveret Estate Reserve Hawkes Bay Chardonnay 2018
Mills Reef Elspeth Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Merlot 2016

We are so pleased of the team and a special mention to our Winemakers Luke Miller and Paul Dawick.

Leveret & Mills Reef Winery

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We have merged with Mills Reef Winery to become the Leveret & Mills Reef Winery. This is an exciting expansion of two companies with aligning values to offer outstanding wines to their customers. We are also delighted to announce that we have just opened our new premium tasting room to offer an enhanced cellar door experience. The cellar door remains the only place that houses all of The Wine Portfolio wines under one roof. Our wonderful staff would be happy to host you and talk you through our new releases and current vintages.