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Bellbird Spring's Guy Porter
Date of tasting: 04/02/2011
Location: Old School House, Tittensor, ST12 9HA
It seems like ages since we last held a tasting at the Old School House, so we thought we'd kick off the new season with a real 'cracker'.
Our good friend Guy Porter is coming over from New Zealand to lead us through a tasting of his superb wines.
7pm - 9pm this Friday.
Lying 60 kilometres north of Canterbury in New Zealand's South Island, the Waipara Valley enjoys a cool climate with low rainfall and long, sunny autumns. This dry, 'Indian Summer' allows the fruit to ripen slowly during a long growing season with remarkably similar conditions to those found in Alsace, producing wines of elegance and complexity.
In 2002 the Porter family returned from the UK to New Zealand after many years away.
Going back to Canterbury to make their home at Bellbird Spring in the Waipara Valley.
Each family member plays a part. Tom and Sheila Porter have their home there and produce extra virgin olive oil from a grove on the Home Block vineyard. Guy, their son, a wine making graduate of Adelaide University, manages the vineyard and makes the wine.
Tickets are selling fast so contact us now on 01782 372 888 to get yours!