Serendipity News

Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow

Wed, 5 December 2012, 08:58:33

Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow

An incredible double rainbow photographed from the deck at our house last night during a rain shower; I was fascinated to watch its progress.  And I pondered ... where was that pot of gold?  Millie Rose my daugher was looking through the photos this morning and told me the whole notion was fiddle-sticks!

However on opening our mailbox this morning, I found a package containing a ... read more

Jo Lewis

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Seizing the Chance - By John Hawkesby

Tue, 4 December 2012, 16:25:24

Seizing the Chance - By John Hawkesby

On a trip to Auckland in August, Carol and I had the pleasure of being hosted by John and Joyce Hawkesby at their lovely home on Waiheke Island and hand delivering a couple of bottles of Serendipity to see what John thought.  I think he was suitably impressed by the article he wrote in the Weekend Herald 29 September 2012.

John makes a mean cup of coffee and an equally mean Malbec from ... read more

Jo Lewis

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Be in quick or you'll miss out

Tue, 4 December 2012, 15:09:05

Be in quick or you'll miss out

We were thrilled that Bob Campbell chose to list our 2010 Pinot in the October issue of the Gourmet Traveller Magazine.

I had the pleasure of sharing a bottle the other night with some lovely B&B guests Eleanor and Michael Ramsay from Tasmania.  They were impressed and so was I.  I hadn't opened a bottle for a while and it had mellowed alot; the very strong tannins were ... read more

Jo Lewis

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Summer arrives at Serendipity Vineyard

Tue, 4 December 2012, 14:55:09

Summer arrives at Serendipity Vineyard

The peonies popped, the roses bloomed, the shoots continue to grow longer and are almost flowering with the promise of a bountiful vintage in store. 

Jo Lewis

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Springtime at Serendipity Vineyard and a prayer to the summer weather Gods

Tue, 4 December 2012, 14:45:08

Springtime at Serendipity Vineyard and a prayer to the summer weather Gods

We have had an unsettled Spring so far with the season being about two weeks behind normal.  A devastating frost in early November tested the area as a whole.  Fortunately for us, most of the vineyard is planted on slopes so we were realtively unscathed except for some damage where the cold air pooled on the flats at the bottom of the hill. 

Plants in general are incredibly ... read more

Jo Lewis

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Red Delicious - read all about it!

Tue, 4 December 2012, 14:13:11

Red Delicious - read all about it!

Joelle Thomson chooses her Top 5 Central Otago pinot noirs under $40.

The Domion Post November 3 2012 - www.joellethomson.com

New Star 2011 Serendipity The Vineyard Pinot Noir $38

A star in a lighter style, this debut from Serendipity Wines has mellowed in the three months since it was first made by Central winemaker Carol Bunn .... red cherry aromas and whiffs of charred cedar vie for ... read more

Jo Lewis

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Cromwell is the place to be!!!

http://www.odt.co.nz/regions/central-otago/372981/place-be