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These are a real crowd pleaser! Pair with Riflemans Chardonnay to make this meal a real occasion. Ingredients: 1.5 cups of flaky smoked trout (carefully de-boned) ¼ cup chopped spring onion...

Like most wineries around New Zealand, the turning colour of the leaves in the vineyard as autumn sets in marks the end of harvest, and the team can all let out a collective sigh. But at Sacred Hill this is a time we cherish most.

With the chaos of harvest behind us, we can rest easy knowing that the fruit we have carefully tended to for the last 12 months is tucked up in barrels and tanks waiting for the winemakers to work their magic, and turn humble grape juice into stunning wines that we will be enjoying for years to come.

The pre-harvest hustle The mad season of vintage is nearly upon us, and the winery team is flat out finishing wines from last vintage, scrubbing and cleaning, and getting a million...

*As the year of the most brilliant 2013 vintage draws to a close, there is much excitement and activity at Sacred Hill.* Our beautiful Gimblett Gravels Merlot and Cabernet blends have...

We’re calling the traditionally cold mid-year season something new this year – Sprinter. It has been so warm and mild, it seems spring is chasing winter out the door. But...

On a beautiful summer’s day just before harvest, we had the crew from Thirsty Work at Sacred Hill. This is the effervescent Yvonne Lorkin’s wine-focused programme on Sky’s Food Television....

Welcome back wine lovers and thanks for all the wonderful feedback, much appreciated. As promised, this issue we will talk about the delights that Marlborough, our national region Numero Uno,...

I need a new outlet for my wine musings. Friends and colleagues are great to shoot the breeze with, but we get a little caught up in the excitement and...