Warmest Seasons Greetings from Kirkpatrick Estate Winery As 2011 zooms into the busy season, we can tell that the summer of 2012 will be amazing, as the local cabbage trees are heavy with blooms.
The end of spring is always a busy time for the Gisborne wine industry, with the first sign of summer heralded by the Gisborne A and P Show. It was a sunny day, and a great time was had by all. The following weekend was a once in a lifetime coincidence, with the Gisborne Wine and Food Festival and the Rugby World Cup Final happening on the same day. The new site, Waiohika Estate (home of Rhythm and Vines), proved to be an excellent venue, and the big screen showing the nail biting final was a fabulous added bonus to a great day.
Perfectly timed with the limited release ‘Kirky’ Series 2010 Reserve Malbec which has just been awarded pure silver at the 2011 Air NZ Wine Awards (the highest award for straight Malbec in the show), and the ‘Kirky’ Series 2010 Reserve Chardonnay. These wines celebrate Ian Kirkpatrick’s contribution to NZ Rugby and are signed and decorated with his photo. A perfect Xmas gift for the rugby mad Dad as a collectors item. We have been closely linked with Whitespace Gallery in Ponsonby over the Rugby World Cup period and have been their wine sponsor for some very talented artists, as well as meeting some of their clients. If you are in Auckland it is definitely worth a visit.
2011 New Releases
Our new releases are ready for you to enjoy! These are not on our website or in any store yet , so you will be the first to try them - they are being released today. Be in quick to sample the 2011 Pinot Gris, of which we have only made a small amount. The ever popular Virgin Chardonnay is back for summer with the new 2011 version – they say copying is the highest form of flattery – so we’ll take the fact that Sacred Hill are naming their Unoaked Chardonnay ‘Virgin’ too, that they think it’s a pretty cool name! Our biggest selling summer wine, the Wild Rosé has also been released in it’s latest form, which easily lives up to it’s predecessor with aromas and flavours of raspberries and cream.
The 2011 Gewurztraminer is easily the best wine of this variety that we have released, showing intense aromas of ginger and jasmine, and an explosion of dried apricot, ginger and rosewater flavours on the palate. Just off dry, this wine is fantastic with not just the usual eastern dishes, but also richer dishes such as pork belly and duck.
From 2010 onwards our wines are now fully Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand acredited for the Vineyard and Winery, which has been a great acheivement, so we are now able to promote and use the logo on our wines. Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand® is a proactive environmental management system that enables the production of high quality wine by employing environmentally responsible and economically viable processes in vineyards and wineries.
Kirkpatrick Estate Winery is pleased to announce that it is now closely aligned with the Gisborne Boys High School First Fifteen Rugby Supporters Trust so we are also offering these special prices to their database and in addition part of their purchase price will be donated to the Trust to help fund on-going projects that they are working on. For more information about the trust or if you are a past member of the GBHS 1st XV, please email John Worthington firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kirkpatrick Range and Kirky Signature Series.
We would like to offer you "our very special" customers, a 6 plus 1 and 12 + 2 deal. This means that buy six bottles and receive a bottle free of the same wine......... buy 12 bottles (a case) and receive 2 extra bottles free of the same wine. This is exclusive to the Kirkpatrick Range and Kirky Signature Series.
This offer is only available to you and your family (if your friends would like to order please ask them to join our newsletter mailing list, prior to submitting an order). Click on the wine you would like to order and this will open up your email program to send us an email. Most of these wines are 50 % off, YES THATS RIGHT 50 PERCENT ,as we would like to make room in our warehouse, but get in fast as we have limited stock left.