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The 2014 Challenge

So this was my thinking. It just seems a little contradictory to lament the passing of the  wonderful vineyards that once brought so much character to West Auckland whilst driving to the local wine shop to purchase an Otago Pinot. … Continue reading

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Sapich Brothers Closed

It seems that it is not just that families are moving on but that the viability of these vineyards is challenged because of the lack of foresight and support of the local council. It will be interesting to hear more … Continue reading

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Collards Shed Goes

This shed was a personal favourite of mine as it wore it character proudly on this abandoned site surrounded by a few hardy vines fighting for their share of sunlight, mostly covered in grass. Although I don’t remember it not … Continue reading

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Pacific Vineyards Building Goes

It was early December 2012 when I was told that the diggers had moved in on another old vineyard property. I have visited here previously and just loved the old brick building that was on this site.[¬†Pacific Vineyards¬†] I presume … Continue reading

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Keith Stewart at West Auckland Historical Society

  Check out the book – Chancers and Visionaries See Also: New Season West Brook Winery About This ‘Project’

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