Join Huia Vineyards in the tasting room, on the porch, around the your table or anywhere with internet for our second Virtual Wine Tasting on Friday, June 19th, at 6 pm. Invite friends and family, order your 4 bottles of Huia and Hunky Dory Wines from New Zealand, set up a Charcuterie Board.
About our host. Here is bit about our Virtual Wine Tasting Host from New Zealand.
Not just winemakers, bee keepers too.
CLAIRE & MIKE ALLAN
Claire and Mike arrived in Marlborough in 1990 and officially started Huia Vineyards in 1996.
Those early years were spent gaining valuable experience in wineries in Marlborough. Mike at Cloudy Bay and Vavasour whilst Claire was at Corbans and Lawson's Dry Hills. They also both worked and made wine in Champagne at Veuve Cliquot and Taittinger respectively.
This diverse, hands-on experience gave them a great grounding in making bright New World wines, but also integrated an appreciation of the sense of land, heritage and tradition from the Old World. When they purchased the wonderful Home block in Rapaura, it took several years to get it cleared, build the house and get the first vines planted. At the same time two gorgeous daughters arrived - Tui and Sophie - and they have played a full part in the continuing journey of Huia Vineyards...
Organic “I don’t know why everyone isn’t organic. I think it’s really simple,” says Claire Allan, winegrower and proprietor at Huia (pron. ‘who ee ah’), located in the Marlborough winegrowing region of New Zealand. “It’s just a simple set of rules that you adhere to.”.............. From an article on The Wine Idealist website .