Specialists in New World fine wines
Seckford Agencies are exclusive UK agents for a comprehensive range of privately-owned wine estates throughout South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South America; providing high quality fine wines at all price levels.
Seckford Agencies is doing a fantastic job...
Pete Bartle has been Wooing Tree’s chief winemaker since 2010, following years spent elsewhere in New Zealand and in the Napa Valley (including a stint as assistant winemaker at Forrest Wines). He kindly agreed to answer our Winemaker Q&A questions: What is your favourite variety, why? Pinot Noir, it is the variety that really made an impact on me. In particular its texture and mouthfeel which I believe are a large part of what makes a great wine. If you weren’t a winemaker, what would you be? An engineer. What is the most enjoyable aspect of your job? The variety. Every harvest is different bringing its own challenges and rewards. You never stop learning...
'2018 will go down as one of the best vintages so far this century. Exceptional quality and varietal expression alongside a well spaced out vintage made 2018 one to remember.'
Here's a round up of some of this week's instagram posts: pruning, winter sunrises, reminiscences and exciting developments.