20 Mar 2014

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 190: Jo Mills, Rippon

Debra catches up with Jo Mills of Rippon Vineyard where she learned a fun way to pronounce the New Zealand wine region, “Wanaka”. Jo talks to Debra about their mature vines and their philosophy on biodynamic farming. Finally, she tells Debra her thoughts on the association of Pinot Noir and Central Otago.

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11 Mar 2014

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 189: Jean-Charles Cazes, Ormes de Pez

Debra is joined with Jean-Charles Cazes from Chateau Ormes de Pez. Jean-Charles tells Debra of the main grape variety that they grow, and walks through the winemaking process with Debra. He explains the relationship between Ormes de Pez and Lynch Bages, another Chateau also owned by their family, and shares with Debra the direction they hope Ormes de Pez will go in.

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4 Mar 2014

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 188: Didier Depond, Champagne Salon, Champagne Delamotte

Winemaker of Champagne Salon and Champagne Delamotte, Didier Depond talks to Debra on the philosophies and differences between the two Champagne houses. Depond tells Debra the momentum behind grower Champagnes, and the relationship between grower Champagnes and large Champagne houses. With his passion on his wines, he tells Debra that he is very lucky to be able to drink salon everyday.

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25 Feb 2014

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 187: Bruce Tyrrell, Tyrrell’s Wines

Debra meets with Bruce Tyrrell of Tyrrell’s wines located at Hunter Valley, Australia. Bruce tells Debra that they are located at the Semillon capital of the galaxy, and that grape variety changes much more by ageing compared to other grape varieties. He mentions to use good farming techniques and the grapes would benefit by taking good care of the soil. Finally, he believes that Semillon has 3 lives, whereas others would normally have 2.

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11 Feb 2014

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 186: Patricio Vazquez, El Porvenir de Cafayate

Patricio Vazquez talks to Debra about the meaning behind their winery name, El Porvenir de Cafayate – the future of Cafayate. He describes the area as a deserted valley surrounded by mountains, above 6000 feet from sea level. Vazquez discusses the unique notes of Torrontes and the dishes they are best paired with.

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4 Feb 2014

Debra Meiburg MW Meets the Winemaker 185: Chester Osborn, d’Arenberg

Chester Osborn of d’Arenberg, McLaren Vale, South Australia catches up with Debra on their vineyard sites and terroir. Chester brings out a dead arm that is holding a glass of their ‘Dead Arm Shiraz and tells Debra that it is all about having fun when drinking their wines. Speaking of fun, Chester tells Debra that McLaren Vale is known for their restaurants, and talks about their beautiful d’Arry Verandah Restaurant at the winery overlooking the rolling hills of McLaren Vale.

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