Tupari Talk November 2018
Exciting News for our Cellar Door Opening
We have been asked many times when/if we would ever open a cellar door. And now we can say…YES! As of early 2019 Tupari will have a cellar door located in Seddon, Awatere Valley (NZs seconds largest wine growing region!) We have been busy little bees behind the scenes getting this all ready. The cellar door will be located in the quaint old Seddon Railway Station. Not only will we have a gorgeous cellar door open 7 days a week but there will also be an amazing whole foods cafe and a fantastic playground for kids. This is all located on State Highway One in the heart of Seddon, so it’s the perfect spot to call in if you are on the road between Blenheim and Christchurch or beyond! Stop in and see us once we are opened for a taste and chat! We would love to see you!
Back for another round of Marlborough Wine and Food
We are once again happy to announce that we will be back at the wonderful Marlborough Wine and Food Festival for 2019. This is New Zealand’s longest running wine festival and we are super excited to be part of this iconic event. This years music line up looks incredible with Stellar* playing on the main stage amongst others! Come and see us for some of your favourite tipples!
Tupari Talk June 2018
Wellington Food Show another success
Wow Welly! You were outstanding! Olivia and I had another a fantastic event at the Wellington Food Show! We loved seeing all our customers in the flesh and had some familiar faces coming back to see us from last year! We sold out of the Rosé and the Kabinett Riesling come Saturday Lunchtime and we only took home a handful of cases back to Seddon by the time the Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris & Rieslings had sold out too on the Sunday! This year was so successful we have decided to add Christchurch to the calendar for next year as well as Wellington. Watch this space!
Above: Olivia and Brig – Day one Wellington Food Show 2018
Boulder Rows goes Platinum at Decanter!
We are over the moon about this! Our gorgeous 2015 Sauvignon Blanc ‘Boulder Rows’ has won PLATINUM at the Decanter World Wine Awards. We also won GOLD for our 2014 Late Harvest Riesling. This is a huge accolade for Glenn and the Team and we could not be more proud. Our mates over at Vavasour (also in the Awatere Valley) won Best In Show – congrats to them as well. We are punching above our weight in the Awatere on the World Stage that is for sure!
What the judges said about our delicious Sauvvy:
“Pronounced nose of honey, lime marmalade, kiwi, pink grapefruit, cold smoke and baking spices from oak fermentation. Full-bodied palate with sweet herb, tropical fruit, preserved lemon and peach moments: plenty of acidity and flavours, allied to a lovely silky texture — balanced , well made and very toothsome indeed!”
Thats it from me for Winter!
Cheers – Brig
Tupari Talk March 2018
We are getting ready Wellington!
Not long now until we make it over to Cook Strait for the awesome Wellington Food Show. Last year was our first year attending and it was such a great success we thought we would head over again. Not only is it a great way to showcase our award winning wines but we are lucky enough to meet many of our customers in person! There are also lots of wonderful food entrepreneurs and some scrummy cooking demonstrations by the likes of Chelsea Winter and Nadia Lim. Come along and say hi and have a taste of our wine. Its a great day out! 10-5pm, 11-13 May 2018, Westpac Stadium
Olivia and Brig at the 2017 Wellington Food Show
Cheers! We will see you over the other side – of harvest!
Brig – Marketing Manager
Tupari Talk February 2018
Have you seen us in Mindfood?
Check out the December issue of Mindfood! There is a wee article about us and our background and what makes us all tick. We also made it into the drop of the week for our stunning 2015 Pinot Gris so have a read of that in your down time while you’re at it!
Marlborough Wine and Food Festival a Hit!
This year after a few years off, we made it back to the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival. It was a little wet but it certainly didn’t damper the punters! The big hits of the the day were definitely our cheeky little Rosé and the award winning Pinot Gris and of course our Late Harvest Riesling which always if a favourite at events. With one of our best years yet we will be back again for 2019!
Tupari Talk November 2017
Pink Pukeko Proving a favourite for the fillies
Our Pink Pukeko is already proving a favourite with the fillies! With loads of interest on Facebook already, this will fly off the shelf in the summer and is perfectly paired with food as it is fairly dry – our favs for wine pairing? Strawberries, cream and pavlova of course
Another award for our first ever dessert wine
We are super stoked with the latest Gold Medal we have received at the 2017 Canberra Riesling Challenge for our gorgeous 2014 Late Harvest Riesling. This is the second major award we have got for this ripper of a Riesling so we are quietly proud of it. Hints of honey, marmalade and apricot make this delicious paired with a panna cotta or a lemon cheesecake or to go with cheeseboard after dessert. Serve cold!
Events not to be missed
We have a few great events coming up over the next few months – one of our personal favourites however is the Marlborough Wine and Food Festival on Saturday 10 February 2018. The weather always turns it on and it is such a great day out. Not only are there lots of wonderful wineries, but the food and entertainment are also fantastic! Next year come and say hi if you are attending – we would love to see you there!
Have a fantastic silly season ahead – we certainly love this time of year!
Marketing Manager and Dry Riesling Convert
The importance of pruning
Watch this video for a information about the importance of the pruning process to create beautiful artisan wine.
Tom Cannavan of wine-pages.com chooses the Tupari, Sauvingon Blanc 2010, from Marlborough in New Zealand,as his Wine of the Week for 9th September 2012.
Tupari wines are a step-up from the rest – Nick Stock takes us through a live tasting of their excellent 2010 Sauvignon Blanc from the Awatere Valley.
A wine review by Marcus Ansems from Hemispheres Wine Guild on the 2010 Tupari Sauvignon Blanc, from the Winter 2012 “Best of the Best” offering.
Nick Stock reviews and is somewhat excited by the excellent 2009 Pinot Gris from Tupari.
Nick Stock takes us through a tasting of Tupari’s Dry Riesling from the 2010 Marlborough Vintage.