Not So ‘Lucky’

So I had the opportunity to go see what remains of that little ‘stone’ building recently. It is a little off topic, but I do find the story interesting. What I was struck by was the amazing view right back to the city from this spot on the Sapich Wines property. I must have been the only person in West Auckland who did not realise that this stone building was part of the set for Vintner’s Luck. Anyway, it now lies in ruins after the recent strong winds. There are no plans to rebuild it.

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The vineyard on Forest Hill Road was established in 1945 as Forest Hills Wines. Steve Sapich explained that because of a confusion with the Forrest Hill Road on the North Shore it was decided to change the name later to its current Sapich Wines. I was lucky enough to be given one of the original labels for their Cherry Brandy. wpid-DSCF0436-thumb1-2011-07-21-11-00.jpg

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4 Responses to Not So ‘Lucky’

  1. Liz Clark says:

    Sapich Brothers of course are also responsible for the dreaded Purple Death. That label is unforgettable and absolutely brilliant!

  2. Darian Zam says:

    Oh dear, memories of Purple Death. It was quite popular with the Goth crowd in the 1980s.

  3. Jake Handley says:

    Almost felt a bit upset when I drove past the other day only to see all the vines pulled out.

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