Journeyman Winemaker, Bartendar and Music Promoter Daniel Brennan chats with his peers and mentors
Episode 75 - Pinot Noir NZ 2022 - Wairarapa Part 4 - Papatūānuku
In this episode Daniel speaks with Craggy Range Winemaker, Juilan Grounds, Ata Rangi Vineyard Worker Huia Tibble and Palliser Chief Viticulturist and Winemaker, Guy McMaster.
These are some diverse conversations culminating a four part mini series on the Wairarapa Region, a North Island Region that includes the appellations of Martinborough and TeMuna.
Episode 74 - Pinot Noir NZ 2022 Wairarapa Part 3 - Hau Ariki
Nathan Maynard was born and bred in Martinborough. He has a career in hospitality and involvement with NZ wine for over 20 years. He is now working on projects to involved the greater Wairarapa wine community with the new Hau Ariki Marae in Martinborough.
Episode 73 - Pinot Noir NZ 2022 - Wairarapa Part 2 - Huangarua
Larry McKenna has some deep roots both in New Zealand wine and the Wairarapa. He was part of establishing Martinborough as one of NZ's premium wine regions in the early 1980s while at Martinborough Vineyards. In the late 90s he was part of the development of the new appellation , Te Muna Road while starting his own operation at Escarpment.
Episode 72 - Pinot Noir NZ 2022 - Wairarapa Part 1 - Ruamahanga
Daniel chats with winemakers Ben Trinick and Jannine Rickards about their upbringing, heritage, and what it means to be living and working in the Wairarapa.
Ben is the Assistant Winemaker at Ata Rangi and Jannine is the winemaker at Urlar Vineyards and producers her own wines under 'The Huntress' label.
These interviews were recorded in early August 2020.
This podcast series is co produced with the Pinot Noir New Zealand 2022 Conference and is being sponsored by Wine Searcher. Go to www.winesearcher.com and download the app today!
Episode 71 - Pinot Noir 2022 - Introductions
Daniel introduces the new series, starting in the Wairararapa Wine Region and discusses the concepts of Tūrangawaewae, Kaitiakitanga, and Whanaungatanga with Ata Rangi Winemaker and Pinot Noir NZ 2022 Board Member, Helen Masters. This was recorded back in February of 2021 before the worldwide COVID-19 lockdowns. Since that time the conference has been postponed until 2022.
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Episode 70 - Wilco Lam
Wilco Lam started his wine journey taking trips into France as a child with his family. Eventually that led him down to Australia and eventually New Zealand to pursue his passion. After completing his winemaking degree at Lincoln Univesity in Canterbury, Wilco was truly on his way. But his eye was always on Martinborough and to part of a production that made these premium, boutique wines. Wilco is now the chief winemaker at Dry River Wines. With plantings dating back to 1979, Dry River is globally one of New Zealand’s most iconic brands producing Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Tempranillo. Their website is www.dryriver.co.nz