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Glengarry's Sunday ramblings of all things vinous, grain and glorious. The Sunday Sediment. Issue Eighty-Four

Sarah, Welcome to the Eighty-Fourth edition of The Sunday Sediment, a collection of what’s new, what’s on and what’s happening instore at Glengarry and within the world of wine. Sip away.



Located in the heart of the Rapaura area and the locally known 'Golden Mile' of vineyards, the 178ha Stoneleigh vineyard is on the northern side of the Wairau Valley, within 2km of the Wairau River and the Richmond Ranges. Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris vines can all be found on the Stoneleigh vineyard and the site is home to some of the oldest grafted Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc blocks in Marlborough. Some blocks of these varieties

On the site of a former riverbed on the side of

are now over 20 years old.

Marlborough's Wairau Valley in New Zealand, the Stoneleigh range takes it name from the abundance of stones that cover the area. The exceptional quality of the wines owes much to these stones. These stones reflect heat up onto the vines enhancing the ripening process and within the soil create the ideal growing environment. The Stoneleigh vineyards support environmentally sustainable practices and are part of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.


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In South America, rosÊ tends to sit in two stylistic camps: Provençal or Italian rosato. The two below demonstrate this well, their respective ownerships influencing their approach. The difference from the original being, of course, that these are made with varieties that suit the warmth in South America and come with that distinctive, full-throttle fruity style. Well worth checking out. Read More..



Tends to be more expensive than the standard cuvee, but there’s a good reason: so many extra steps. Champagne is an exception to the rule for the rest of France, where you can only make rose by contact with the skins. In Champagne, you can add red wine to white; in fact, you can also make it by contact with skins to achieve sufficient colour, and add white wine to freshen it up. The method of production is merely one of the factors influencing the style of a rose champagne. The varieties used, the sweetness, the dosage, the use of reserve wines or not, vintage or not, oak or not, mlf or not; the list goes on. A fascinating category that probably requires its own wineletter. Read More..



Allan Scott Family Winemakers formed a partnership with the Antarctic Heritage Trust, which is dedicated to preserving the buildings and heritage status of Antarctica. The family donate a percentage of sales of their Scott Base wines to the trust and provide wines for events and ongoing activities. Buy one of these beauties and you’ll be contributing in your own small way to the maintenance of Sir Ed’s proud legacy. Read More..



Boutique Marlborough winery Framingham are lauded for their exceptional range of aromatics. Winemaker Dr Andrew Hedley is a man with a Riesling obsession, one globally recognised for its skyscraping standards, and he’s acknowledged as one of the most skilled exponents of the variety in the world. This edgy, interesting crew of vinous devotees have recently clad their elegant, complex expressions in freshly-designed labels. Well worth checking out. Read More..



Established in 1344, Mont-Redon is one of the oldest wine estates in France. The largest single property in Chateauneufdu- Pape, the estate includes 100 hectares of the most perfectly sited vineyards in the appellation. They operate from a manual they themselves call (with some justification) ‘ancient knowhow.’ This involves hand selection of the fruit, a balanced blend of numerous varieties to highlight the aromatic qualities of the wines, sustained maceration to obtain the required depth and structure, and a refined barrel aging programme. Read More..


TE MATA 2019 ICONS & COLERAINE VERTICAL | WITH TOBY BUCK | VICTORIA PARK & THORNDON March each year sees the highly anticipated release of the new wines from Te Mata, one of New Zealand's oldest and most respected


producers. This time we have an incredible

WHEN: Thursday 14 March

lineup, all presented by one of the Buck family.

WHERE: Glengarry Victoria Park 118 Wellesley Street, Auckland

Toby is their sales and marketing manager,

TIME: 7.00pm

and will be taking us through their new Icon releases, Zara Viognier 2018, Cape Crest


2018, Elston Chardonnay 2017 and Awatea Cabernet Merlot 2017. We tasted these a couple of weeks ago, and Zara and Elston are WHEN: Friday 15 March

looking like the finest examples ever produced

WHERE: Glengarry Thorndon,

at Te Mata. Finally we come to the legendary

53 Hutt Rd Thorndon

Coleraine. To celebrate the 2017 release we

TIME: 4.30pm

will then taste through a mini vertical of four


vintages of this truely iconic New Zealand wine. Coleraine 2010, 2014, 2015 and the 2017. This is very rare to see these together like this so don't miss your place at this special tasting.



Over the last 20+ years, the Glengarry Wine Academy has established itself as one of the leading wine educators in New Zealand. Initially created to train Glengarry staff, it is also widely used by the hospitality industry and wine enthusiasts. Informative, but never intimidating, the Glengarry Wine Academy courses are an opportunity for beginners as well as experienced aficionados to expand their knowledge and develop their interest.


STAGE 2 In Stage 1 you learn about the grape varietals; in Stage 2 we explore their differing personalities around the world. A four week course, the course fee and content covers all four weeks.

DATES & TIMES Wednesday 6th March, Wednesday 13th March, Wednesday 20th March, Wednesday


27th March - All Starting at 7.00pm

STAGE 3 This course has been written recently and follows on from stage 1 and 2. In stage 3 you take a major look at the key winemaking regions in the world. This course dives under the cover, you learn all about the great wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy and many more. A four week course, the course fee and content covers all four weeks.


DATES & TIMES Wednesday 8th May, Wednesday 15th May, Wednesday 22nd May, Wednesday 29th May All Starting at 7.00pm

WESTMERE WINE CLUB | ZEPHYR WITH BEN GLOVER Zephyr’s name comes from the characteristics of the prevailing winds which is part of the Marlborough region’s unique ripening reason. Owen and Wendy Glover, the pair behind Zephyr Wines, converted their farm in Dillons Point into a vineyard in 1985. They initially planted Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling, and this has been

WHEN: Tuesday 5th March

mainly unchanged. In the early 1990s,

WHERE: Glengarry Westmere,

Gewurztraminer left a lasting impression on the

164 Garnet Rd, Westmere


Glovers. As a result, Zephyr is an aromatic

TIME: 7.00pm

specialist today. Zephyr Wines is Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand accredited. “Zephyr wines are created with the spirit, passion and values of the Glover family.” – Zephyr Wines Read more....

CHARTRON 2016 | THORNDON Domaine Jean Chartron was established in 1859 by Jean-Edouard Dupard, a cooper craftsman. It has been managed by five generations that have all contributed to make what is today. Burgundy seems to be tested by the weather more than any other French wine region and 2016 was no exception. In spite of the challenging spring and late flowering, the WHEN: Wednesday 6th March

2016's are turning out to be delightful,

WHERE: Glengarry Thorndon,

expressive, mid-weight wines that should offer

53 Hutt Rd Thorndon

early appeal. These wines are always a delight

TIME: 6.00pm

to taste, so if you love Chardonnay, this is an opportunity to taste wines from some of the hallowed ground that produces some of the best Chardonnay in the world. We will taste.... Read more....

ST. PATRICK'S DAY WITH JAMESON | KHYBER PASS Scottish born John Jameson set off to Dublin in the 1770s to start a whiskey distillery and, in doing so, took the great Irish tradition and put his stamp on it, in the process becoming more Irish than the Irish themselves.


‘Sine Metu’, meaning 'without fear', is the

WHEN: Wednesday 13 March

Jameson family motto, awarded for their

WHERE: Glengarry Khyber Pass,

bravery in battling pirates on the high seas

409 Khyber Pass Rd Newmarket

back in the 1500s. This motto was the

TIME: 7.00pm

inspiration for John’s move to Dublin to make his mark. The rest as they say is history! Join us at Khyber Pass and get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit as we learn more about the Jameson Distillery and try through their range. Get a little Irish in you! Read more....

DR ANDREW HEDLEY PRESENTS FRAMINGHAM F-SERIES | VICTORIA PARK & DEVONPORT It's been some years since we have been lucky enough to have Framingham's Dr Andrew Hedley present his stunning wines for us. Tonight the focus will be on their strictly limitededition F-Series range. This range allows them to experiment, most of the time the F-Series wines are one-offs. With total freedom to

WHEN: Tuesday 12th March

create alternative takes on classic varietals,

WHERE: Glengarry Victoria Park

they can capture the unique nature of a vintage

118 Wellesley Street, Auckland

and allow for constant innovation. Framingham

TIME: 7.00pm

has established a reputation for producing


outstanding aromatic varietal wines and their Rieslings are a trademark of their excellence, so we will have a special focus on those. We

WHEN: Wednesday 13th March

will be tasting: Framingham F-Series Pet Nat

WHERE: Glengarry Devonport,

2018, Old Vine Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc

Cnr Clarence & Wynyard Devonport

2017, Montepulciano Rosé 2018, Pinot Noir

TIME: 7.00pm

2017, Select Riesling 2018, Auslese Riesling


2016 and finishing with the epic Trockenbeerenauslese (TBA) Riesling 2016.


THE NAKED HOPS FIRST ANNUAL BEER FESTIVAL | KHYBER PASS Join us at our Khyber Pass store as we host The Naked Hops First Annual Beer Festival. With our favourite Craft Breweries in residence for the day, serving samples of their fine brew and only too happy to chat about just how they're made! Your ticket includes a Social Drinkware Event Glass, a voucher for a meal from the onsite Food Truck and the opportunity to taste and savour a wide selection of New

WHEN: Saturday 16th March

Zealand's finest Craft Beers alongside your

WHERE: Glengarry Khyber Pass,

fellow Hop-Addicts and Maltsters!

409 Khyber Pass Rd Newmarket TIME: 12.00pm

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WESTMERE WINE CLUB | ROCKBURN Rockburn's wines are hand-harvested off the company's Parkburn and Gibbston Valley vineyards. Each site contributes its own unique characteristics that provide chief winemaker Malcolm Rees-Francis with a palette of distinctive flavour profiles from which he masterfully produces the award-winning wines. As Malcolm puts it: “My philosophy is to

WHEN: Wednesday 17 April

respect the fruit, listen to what it is trying to say

WHERE: Glengarry Westmere, 164 Garnet Rd Westmere

and help it to do that. We don't manipulate or

TIME: 7.00pm

use finings; our aim is to produce harmonious wines that reflect their unique terroir.� Rockburn's outstanding record is not confined to their headlining Pinot Noir, but extends throughout the entire portfolio, with excellence across the board their primary objective. Read more....


WORLD WHISKY DAY | VICTORIA PARK One of our favourite days of the year! Join us for our 3rd edition of the massive World Whisky Day tasting. Our aim is to ensure we have as many new releases for you to experience. Single Malt, Bourbon, Irish, Kiwi, Japanese, Wood finishes, Old Malts and young, join us for what will be a fantastic day! Is there something you wish to sample, let us know! Last year

WHEN: Saturday 18 May

there were over 150 Single Malts to try, expect

WHERE: Glengarry Victoria Park

it to be bigger and better this time round. You'll

118 Wellesley Street, Auckland

even get a Glencairn glass to keep, plus the Jack Daniels grill will be there serving up some awesome BBQ. This event will run from 2-5pm. Read more....

That's it for this week's Sunday Sediment. Issue Eighty-Five will be winging its way to your inbox next Sunday. Cheers,

Jak Jakicevich

TIME: 2.00pm-5.00pm

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