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ART OF WINE 2019

Great Little Vineyards (GLV) in collaboration with Starkwhite Gallery hosted a wine and art showcase, at the incomparable venue Shed 10. GLV is no ordinary wine merchant, The Art of Wine is no ordinary wine showcase, and Starkwhite's artist portfolio is beyond impressive.

This event brought together the visionary winemakers of tomorrow from the 40 cutting-edge artisanal producers in the GLV portfolio under one roof, together with the work and presence of major NZ artists such as John Reynolds and Fiona Pardington, whose work has been commissioned specifically for this event.

Thanks to everyone who joined us at this year's event in the incredible new location, we'll be back in 2020!

 

PHOTOS

MASTERCLASSES

DAY SESSION

12:30 - 15:30

WORKSHOPS

Jen Parr, Valli Wine
Whole Bunch: Jen Parr, finalist for this year's Gourmet Traveller Wine NZ Winemaker of the Year award, will present a discussion on the role whole bunch fermentation plays in the structure of Pinot Noir comparing the four award-winning 2018 Valli Pinot Noirs (Gibbston, Bannockburn, Bendigo and Waitaki) with 100% whole bunch components of each of these wines.  Valli bottled only a dozen each of the 100% whole bunch ferments in order to learn and share this knowledge.  This is a unique opportunity to look into the mind of the winemaker and understand the reason they include whole clusters in their ferments.

David Bowley, Vinteloper
Vinteloper + Vertical: Hailing from the Adelaide Hills, SA, Vinteloper are 'the ringleaders of grown up fun.' 
Known for wines that are fun on the outside but serious in the bottle, founder David Bowley has prepared a never-before-seen vertical tasting and masterclass for Art of Wine. David promises an unfiltered, honest discussion about the growth of Vinteloper. Delving into the successes, mistakes and the world-beating wines they have made along the way. Highlights include: 2008 vintage - the first ever produced by Vinteloper | 2014 vintage - 98pts Decanter - Australia's Best Shiraz in the UK | new release 2018 vintage - the first-ever Estate grown Vinteloper Shiraz.

EVENING SESSION

16:30 - 20:30

WORKSHOPS

Pfalz and Marlborough, Von Winning & Rock Ferry
A special comparative tasting with special guest winemaker Andreas Hütwohl from Pfalz's Von Winning, a 300-year-old German estate that has embraced modern organic winemaking techniques, and Rock Ferry, an established organic Marlborough producer with a diverse portfolio. This tasting of each producer's expressions of Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc will explore the similarities and differences between German and New Zealand winemaking, breaking down some of the stereotypes and myths surrounding them and questioning what makes a producer New vs. Old World.

The Spirit of Marlborough, Hans Herzog
Twenty one years from the first ever vintage in Marlborough, Hans Herzog is still relentless in his passion for wine. Cultivating an iconic blend homage to a Pomerol has accumulated loyal fans worldwide. When you think of Hans' Spirit of Marlborough you are transported to the sandy, gravelly soils of the Wairau Plains, which is reminiscent of the terroir and climate in the prestigious Pomerol, Bordeaux. In light of our new vintage release, Hans has prepared a unique vertical tasting of this very nectar, from 2010-2014  taste the different blends, reflect in each growing season and the individual winemaking approach. A tasting not to be missed!

OUR PRODUCERS

Akitu
Central Otago, NZ

Akitu, in the Maori language, means the summit, the apex or the highest point. We called our wine that because at 380 metres above sea level we are right up there, right on the grape growing edge, against the alps and in the southern most winemaking region on earth. Here our entire vineyard is dedicated to Pinot Noir – that’s all we grow, the very best of our harvest makes Akitu - Learn More/See Wines

Alta Alella
Penèdes, Spain

Alta Alella is the closest winery to Barcelona, on the edge of Cava's traditional home, the Penèdes region – it is family-run and organically farmed. ALTA ALELLA MIRGIN Winery has a deep knowledge of its terrain. It understands every corner of its vineyards. It values every single grapevines’ roots. Only through this esteem, can the Pujol-Busquets Guillén family keep their commitment and demonstrate their love for the land - Learn More/See Wines

Benevolent Neglect
California, USA

Winemakers Matt Nagy and Ben Brenner are East Coast escapees who have made California their home. Matt’s day job was making $400+ retail 100-point wines, including Diamond Mountain’s famous Seaver Vineyards, but his passion is Benevolent Neglect, a tiny-production labour of love that is all about crafting the very best wines with the very least of intervention - Learn More/See Wines

Caiarossa
Riparbella, Italy

Founded on a steep, iron-rich and elevated micro-block in 1998, Caiarossa cemented their reputation early when they pulled through their first vintage, the notoriously difficult heatwave year of 2003, with exceptionally well-balanced results. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength, skyrocketing to an unprecedented level of refinement for such a relatively new estate. Described by renowned critic James Suckling as one of his “go-to Super-Tuscans, because of their drinkability and complexity”, Caiarossa’s world-class quality has yet to correspond with the wine’s price. - Learn More/See Wines

Château le Puy
Saint-Cibard, France

At Château le Puy we practice organic and biodynamic viticulture, a modern way of saying we tend to the vines just as our Grandfathers did; no chemical fertilizers, no herbicides and no artificial insecticides. During the harvests we take particular care ensure grapes are not crushed on their way to the winery. There is thus practically no oxidation before fermentation begins. We also avoid adding any extra yeasts or sugars. - Learn More/See Wines

Chêne Bleu
Vaucluse, France

With exacting qualitative and biodynamic practices, the vines have flourished and now yield results worthy of the estate’s proud tradition. To do justice to the quality of the grapes, we have built a state-of-the-art, gravity-fed winery. Our vintages bear the hallmark of our efforts; they are completely natural, yet elegant, refined and complex. Our label is Chêne Bleu, after a magnificent, venerable “blue” oak tree on the estate that symbolises the beauty and uniqueness of our vineyard and its wines. - Learn More/See Wines

Corofin Wines

Corofin
Marlborough, NZ

Corofin and the Paterson family are inextricably linked through people and place. Corofin village on the river Fergus in County Clare Ireland was the home of Clifton House, residence of Marcus Joseph Paterson and his young family, prior to emigrating to New Zealand. The significance of Corofin as a spiritual home to the Paterson family has been recognised by every generation since Marcus and his family settled in Hawkes Bay in 1927. Home for Mike was a farm in the heart of the Waikato at Tauwhare — named Corofin.  Learn More/See Wines

Cullen
Margaret River, Australia

Cullen is a legendary, Margaret River Vineyard. Diana and Kevin Cullen were THE Margaret River pioneers back in the late 60’s. Kevin and Di Cullen planted a trial acre of vines at Wilyabrup in 1966 to form Cullen Wines. The encouraging results of this led to the planting of 18 acres of vines in 1971, including their first Cabernet vines. Daughter Vanya Cullen, took over the winemaking in 1989 and Cullen Wines has evolved into an estate specialising in single vineyard, premium quality wines - Learn More/See Wines

Finca Bacara & Ego Bodegas
Jumilla, Spain

Our wines are born from a creative process, both in their development as in their design. The D.O.P. Jumilla is located in the southeast of Spain, and is characterised by its large high-elevation plains and valleys. The climate of the region is sunny and arid, with little rain, no more than 300 litres per square metre per year. The average annual temperature is around 16 degrees. Winters are cold, dropping below zero degrees. Summers are hot, with temperatures often exceeding 40 degrees - Learn More/See Wines

Frenchman's Hill Estate
Waiheke Island, NZ

Frenchman’s Hill are ultra premium style wines particularly where the correct grape varietal/clone selections are matched to favourable sites.  Each of the varietals has been carefully planned and thought out. After 25 years working globally in viticulture and winemaking, Kiwi/Frenchman Luc Desbonnets with his wife Anna returned to New Zealand and relocated to Waiheke Island in 2000 to produce their own wines under the Frenchman’s Hill Label and Frenchman’s Hill olive oil.   Anna, an interior designer also designs her own handicrafts and art works, which are shown in various areas of the 12 acre property. - Learn More/See Wines

Gillman Vineyard
Matakana, NZ

Winemaker Toby Gillman discovered his passion for wine many years ago as a student, while pitching in voluntarily at a vineyard. In fact, he spent his first student allowance on a bottle of Matakana wine. Toby soon fell in love with the idea of making wine himself. He and his father John volunteered their labour at New Zealand’s iconic Providence vineyard. For the next decade, they spent their weekends receiving practical experience by day and educating their palates by night, when the winemaker would repay their labour with excellent dinners and bottles of wine from his cellar of rare French wines. - Learn More/See Wines

Juan Gil Wines

Gil Family Estates
Various, Spain

Since 1916, when Juan Gil Jiménez had the winery built, only one clear idea has moved the following generations in charge of the same - Doing a good job and being prideful of the Juan Gil name and commercial trademark. Juan Gil Guerrero, a founder’s son, firstly, and then his grandson Juan Gil González, improved and consolidated the winery, applied the traditional knowledge of their job transmitted from parents to children. Nowadays, the fourth generation, linking the tradition with the technical revolution, is the one that enjoys the result of the work done by the predecessors. - Learn More/See Wines

Graffetta
Sicily, Italy

The estate Graffetta is located in the area of Ragusa, close to Ispica and also to Noto and Monica, the most representative cities of the Sicilian Baroque. Wine culture here dates back to the XVIIth Century and this area is the original home of Nero d’Avola. Outside of Nero d’Avola, international varieties such as Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot have proved to grow well here, and their typical herbal notes melt into an almost tropical pleasantness. In addition, in vineyards close to Segesta, almost 600m above sea level, we harvest the white Grillo grapes, from which we make a varietal wine, fresh and with a delicate bouquet. - Learn More/See Wines

Grava
Martinborough, NZ

Grava was founded in 2014 by experienced winemaker Alistair Gardner, his wife Karla Falloon and her family. The well-established vineyard sits on the alluvial soils of the Southern Wairarapa in the heart of the winegrowing region of Martinborough. It produces high quality wines from Pinot Noir, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc grapes - Learn More/See Wines

Harakeke Farm
Upper Moutere, NZ

Harakeke Farm wines are quality organic wines at fantastic price points. John Hawkesby has featured their wines in the Viva NZ Herald magazine and said “ Their Harakeke Pinot Noir is outstanding and in my humble opinion is the best value for money Pinot to be had” John Hawkesby, Canvas NZ Herald May 2012. The Chardonnay also enjoys a loyal following, with demand out stripping supply each vintage. - Learn More/See Wines

Heron's Flight
Matakana, NZ

David Hoskins and Mary Evans have been growing wine on the Heron’s Flight site since 1987, and while the vineyard was originally planted with Chardonnay and Cabernet, they soon discovered that the Matakana microclimate was uncannily similar to areas of Tuscany. So, with the unabashed abandon of true pioneers, they replanted the land with Sangiovese and Dolcetto – two grapes that we rarely see thriving anywhere else in New Zealand – and since then, they’ve been on an uncompromising mission to perfect these two varietals in their new home. - Learn More/See Wines

Hans Herzog

Herzog Winery
Marlborough, NZ

The Herzog families have grown wine in Switzerland since 1630. Hans Herzog is a graduate of the Wine University of Wädenswil, Switzerland, with a degree in viticulture and a master degree in winemaking, plus the experience of over 40 years as winegrower/winemaker. In 1994, Hans identified a unique piece of land bordering the banks of the Wairau River in Marlborough that would provide all the elements to continue with his tradition of leading the way with new grape varieties - Learn More/See Wines

Jean Milan

Jean Milan
Champagne, France

The Domain Jean Milan and its 6ha of vineyards are situated in Oger, which is a Grand Cru village in the Côte des Blancs sub-region of Champagne. It has good claim to make the most focused and elegant wines from Chardonnay grapes. From the 1860`s the family was growing grapes for the negoce. As Henry Milan and later his son Jean, pressed the grapes for houses such as Krug and Veuve Clicquot, so they learned about making Champagne. - Learn More/See Wines

Karikari Estate
Northland, NZ

Karikari Estate is New Zealand’s northernmost vineyard and winery set in the historical home of New Zealand’s internationally recognized wine industry. Nestled on Northland’s stunning Karikari Peninsula, the vineyard looks over the rolling coastal land of Carrington Farms, towards the very top of the far north of New Zealand. Karikari Estate captures the rich and unique characteristics of the vineyard and produces intensely flavoured and stylish award winning wines that will continue to captivate. - Learn More/See Wines

Koyama Wines
Waipara Valley, NZ

When Takahiro Koyama, owner winemaker of Koyama Wines came to New Zealand in 2003, it was to study Viticulture and Oenology at Lincoln University. In 2017 with investment from Japan, Koyama Wines Limited purchased Mountford Estate and now all Koyama wines are produced at Mountford except for Riesling Sparkling Brut and Brut Nature which were added to the list in 2018. Koyama wines reflect the variety and particularity of the very special Waipara Valley soil types and vineyard sitings - Learn More/See Wines

Little Wing Vineyard
Waiheke Island, NZ

Little Wing is Gillian MacLachlan and her husband, Gareth MacLachlan. After graduating with Viticulture and Enology degrees in California and New Zealand, respectively, they met while interning on the Sonoma Coast and spent the next few years working in wine regions in France, Germany, Australia, NZ and California. They make wine with as little intervention and interference as possible. They are bottled with minimal sulphur and utilise filtration only when necessary - Learn More/See Wines

ma maison winery

Ma Maison
Martinborough, NZ

The first vintage of Ma Maison Pinot Noir was released in 2003, and since then Edward and Marjory, together with winemaker Wendy Potts and viticulturist Glenys Hanson, have worked tirelessly to produce small amounts of top-quality wines from their boutique eight-acre vineyard. In addition to Pinot Noir, Ma Maison also produces a limited release Chardonnay, made from vines that Edward planted with the Mendoza clone.. - Learn More/See Wines

Mammoth
Upper Moutere, NZ

Michael Glover began his wine journey in Upper Moutere, Nelson, and over the last few decades it has taken him far and wide – to Puglia, Campania, Sardinia and Tuscany in Italy, to the Mosel in Germany, to Provence and Burgundy in France, throughout Australia, and now back to Upper Moutere at last, where Mammoth is his signature wine and an expression of his thoughts, his hard work and his unique place on the globe - Learn More/See Wines

Matthiasson
California, USA

Winemaking, for us, is a natural extension of farming. We explore classical expressions of different grape varieties, some well-known like Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon, and some rare like Ribolla Gialla or Refosco. In all cases we try to respect the purity of the variety and the individuality of the site. Our wines are refreshing, complement food, and are moderate in alcohol - Learn More/See Wines

Mon Cheval
Waipara Valley, NZ

Our small 2.2 hectare vineyard at the bottom of Weka Pass in the Waipara Valley was planted with Pinot Noir in 2003, with a tiny amount of Riesling added 4 years later. Our mission is to produce the best possible wines from this beautiful land in which we see so much potential - Learn More/See Wines

Meyer-Nakel
Ahr Valley, Germany

Wine making along the Ahr was founded by the Romans. As a fifth generation family estate, a passion for wine is at the core of who we are. Today’s wine estate was established by the marriage of Paula Meyer and Willibald Näkel. Although Willibald Näkel only cultivated 1.5 hectares of vines he was already a pioneer for the then rather unusual dry red wines from the Ahr valley. Today’s 15 hectares estate is managed by his son Werner Näkel, his wife Claudia and their daughters Meike and Dőrte. - Learn More/See Wines

Organised Chaos
Hawke's Bay, NZ

Organised Chaos is so much more than just a wine label to me. It's kids, friends, family, work, play. It’s the highs and the lows, the good and the not so good. It’s Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. It’s growing grapes, it’s making wine, it’s working hard. It’s life. These wines are a celebration of the chaos that is, and a tip of the cap to the chaos that was. They are a reflection of the moments, inspirations and influences, of my journey throughout the world of winegrowing, organised into my personal expression of the wines that Hawke's Bay does best. Working with growers that share my passion and respect for the land, the Organised Chaos wines are a fresh, vibrant, and textural expression of a modern day Hawke’s Bay. #jointhechaos - Learn More/See Wines

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Puriri Hills
Clevedon, NZ

Puriri Hills takes its name from the native puriri trees growing on the 93 acre property. The vineyard is set in green rolling hills southeast of Auckland, New Zealand, just outside of the village of Clevedon. There are three tiers of Bordeaux style reds: Estate, Reserve and the flagship “The Pope”. Judy also makes a serious Merlot Rose. Puriri Hills has a well-deserved reputation for making outstanding, rich and concentrated reds and received many accolades and recognition by Gourmet Wine Traveller, Robert Parker, Michael Cooper and Bob Campbell, especially the 2008, 2010 and 2013 vintages, the latter of which has received near-perfect scores. - Learn More/See Wines

Rock Ferry
Marlborough & Central Otago, NZ

Rockferry philosophy is to make real wines which speak of their home and express the pure distinct flavours from organic estate vineyards in Marlborough and Central Otago. It’s the way we live.”  These are interesting highly enjoyable wines, which are immensely enjoyed by many customers and are some of our best sellers. Owned by Tom Hutchison and his wife Fiona, Rock Ferry employs the exceptional talents of winemaker Allan McWilliams who turns his skills to an extensive range of wines. - Learn More/See Wines

Supernatural Wine Co.
Hawke's Bay, NZ

Supernatural Wine Co. is a producer of certified organic, naturally vinified, low sulphur white and skin-fermented white wines from a north-facing hillside estate in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. We obtained full organic certification with BioGro New Zealand in March 2015 and commenced biodynamic farming practices in 2015. We aim to make all of our wines as naturally as possible in order to produce true terroir driven wines - Learn More/See Wines

Terra Tangra
Thrace, Bulgaria

Terra Tangra winery was established in early 2000s. Its vineyards are located on the South-Western slopes of the Sakar Mountain and along the Basin of Maritsa River in the Thracian valley. The winery produces a wide selection of red, white and rose wines, single varieties and blends, including limited boutique series. Terra Tangra is widely recognised for its unique and prize-winning wines, and was the first Bulgarian vineyard to be certified Organic. - Learn More/See Wines

Valli Vineyards

Valli
Central Otago, NZ

Grant Taylor’s name is synonymous with Otago Pinot Noir. As owner and winemaker, Grant has been crafting wines there since 1993 when the region was in its infancy with only 20 ha planted, (today there are over 1700). Grant’s accomplishments are well known in the wine world, he is possibly New Zealand’s most awarded Pinot Noir producer, credited with winning the Best Pinot Noir Trophy at a major International Wine Competition in London an unprecedented three times – a feat achieved by no other winemaker in the world - Learn More/See Wines

Vinteloper
Adelaide Hills, Australia

Vinteloper was founded by David Bowley in 2008 as winemaker and owner, it is David’s desire to unapologetically produce artisan wines that have integrity, interest and intrigue. In the modern world where life move fast and digitalism infects our daily lives, the pride derived from producing something physical – bottles of wine is what drives David - Learn More/See Wines

Von Winning Wines

Von Winning
Pfalz, Germany

Von Winning Winery was founded in 1849, unique wines reflecting our vineyards in Ruppertsberg, Deidesheim, and Forst have been produced in our historic cellar. In 1907, Leopold von Winning, son-in-law of Dr. Andreas Deinhard, dedicated his life to creating top quality wines with respect to the outstanding vineyards in which he was allowed to work. He meticulously raised the quality of the wines to a new level and became founding member of VDP, an association of German premium wineries. His decision to work as gentle and close to nature as possible remains the overarching goal of today’s young and ambitious team led by Stephan Attmann. Thus, the visionary Leopold von Winning’s legacy of great wine lives on! - Learn More/See Wines

Zenkuro Sake
Queenstown, NZ

New Zealand’s first and only sake brewery, Zenkuro Sake is based in Queenstown. We produce a ginjo and junmai style of sake using only the finest polished sake rice and water sourced from the Southern Alps. The purity of our ingredients creates a fine sake, best enjoyed chilled as a healthy accompaniment to any meal. You can get your Zenkuro fix in New Zealand, London and now in Japan - Learn More/See Wines

Zafferano Glassware
Venice, Italy

The Zafferano glassware range is relatively new to the market. But they’re already making a big impact across Europe, sought after by the greatest chefs for their restaurants, such as Gaetano Trovato’s 2 Michelin-starred Arnolfo, Norbert Niederkofler’s 3 Michelin-starred St Hubertus, and Capri Palace’s Il Riccio by Andrea Migliaccio, all of whom commissioned glass designs from Zafferano’s chief designer and owner, Federico de Majo - Learn More/See Glasses

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