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Terroir Tasting with Jon Peet – Elephant Hill, Hawke’s Bay New Zealand
July 17, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Viticulturalist Jon Peet Invites You To Talk & Taste Terroir
Elephant Hill – Hawke’s Bay, Te Awanga, Gimblett Gravels, Bridge PA Triangle.
Tuesday 17th July – 10.30 to 12 noon / pm slots also available.
Te Awanga Elephant Hill Estate Chardonnay 2015
Te Awanga Elephant Hill Reserve Chardonnay 2015 Best in show at the DWWA 2018
Te Awanga, Gimblett Gravels Elephant Hill Reserve Syrah 2013
Te Awanga, Gimblett Gravels, Bridge Pa Triangle Elephant Hill Reserve Syrah 2014 First time shown in UK
Te Awanga, Gimblett Gravels Airavata 2014 First time shown in UK
“What attracted me to the position of viticulturalist at Elephant Hill? What is has managed to achieve in such a relatively short space of time and an uncompromising approach to quality” explains Jon Peet, who has 30 years’ worth of horticultural and agricultural roles under his belt including 13 years running his own winegrowing business in Hawke’s Bay. “And the opportunity to concentrate on what is best for each and every vine to allow it to achieve the maximum wine potential.” Blocks are split into different rows and then picked by clone.
“At Elephant Hill, my work is to respond to the need of the vine whatever that season throws at it as a good viticulturalist will be skilful enough to go with the flow in any one season and the East coast of NZ has one of the most variable climates in the grape growing world. There is nothing predictable about how each vine will respond to the vagaries of each season.
Elephant Hill was founded in 2003, and its first vintage was only released in 2007. The Elephant Hill Estate Syrah 2009 then went on to scoop the Trophy for the Best Red Rhône Varietal over £10 at the 2011 Decanter World Wine Awards.