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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Wine Vineyard Visit : Longview Estate (New Zealand)


This is a unique experience, not only did I have the great opportunity of drink the wine whilst dining, I also had the privilege of visiting the vineyard as well. Longview Wine Estate is located about 5 mins drive from the City of Whangarei in North island of New Zealand. I managed to pop into the estate for a quick look around. The view from the estate is beautiful with the neat rows of vines in the foreground and the sea and rolling mountains in the background. The picture on the label of their bottles depicts this beautifully natural scenery.

I tried the Chardonnay Gewurztraminer 2006 and it was a delightful wine with a slight sweetness and good acidity of lemons and lychees with a mineral finish. A very suitable and refreshing wine to drink for the summer. I did manage to try their oaked and unaoked chardonnay, as well as their interestingly sweet Riesling of a German style. But my vote still goes to the well-balanced Chardonnay/Gewurztraminer blend. Cheers!


  • At 11:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wow. Seems like you are enjoying yourself to the core.

    Don't forget to come back and sip wines with us huh.

    Dan : )


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