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New Season

It has been so long since I have done anything on the West Wine project – I am embarrassed. Spurred on by the new growth and ripening Syrah at Artisan , just down the road, I am keen to move … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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That Wonderful Corban Cellar Shop

The caption partnered to this photo from Dick Scott’s Winemakers of New Zealand ( 1964 ) reads, ” A monument to prohibition’s absurdities, the little building ( right ) is a depot where it was legal for A.A.Corban and Sons … Continue reading

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Mazuran’s …Yes !

The second visit to Mazuran’s now, a few weeks ago I chatted with Rado ( Senior ) and today with his youngest of three sons, also called Rado Hladilo. It was great to meet him and see the determination first … Continue reading

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Gallery One

  I thought it would be a good time to upload the first of the galleries of images which I am rating at this stage of the project. It is actually surprising just how many of these building no longer … Continue reading

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