“I just love Isabel Estate. It’s an honest and passionate winery that is 100% focused on single estate wines and sustainable winemaking. They know their craft intimately and make the fruit truly shine. Their Sauvignon Blanc is always my first choice for long lunches with family and friends – every single time.”
~ Dave Short
ANDREW CAILLARD, MASTER OF WINE
"Isabel Estate is making some of New Zealand’s most exciting wines. The winemaking team led by Jeremy McKenzie and his offsider Josh Hammond is not just great; it is absolutely exceptional. It is one thing to have superb technical resources and vineyards blocks. It's another - even greater thing - when every detail and decision from harvesting to vinification and classification are made with laser-sharp intuition and handling. There is a reason why Isabel Estate is winning so many awards at the highest level. The single estate wines are not only benchmarks but absolutely delicious to drink and I highly recommend them."
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There's that famous old French saying in Burgundy, about the good warm vintages, that you would have to be dead not to make good wine. And in the easy years, that's what happens - everyone makes good wine and everyone's picking around the same time. But it's the difficult years – and in the Valley here, we still get three or four difficult years in every ten – they're the years where you make the statement on your skills and your expertise.
22 Jul 2021
Despite the influence of both a pandemic and the much-maligned price of avocado toast (which many say is a hindrance to a home loan), the property market is still booming – even behind closed doors. So, how can you celebrate a sale or thank a vendor who is moving during lockdown?