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The family Hentschke have been Barossa farming since 1842, they know from good soils and settle on nothing but the finest land. Keith Hentschke chose a special site along Greenock Creek, at the intersection of Gerald Roberts and Jenke Roads, near the ancient winegrowing hamlet of Seppeltsfield to plant vines in the early 1990s. They now yield vintages of the most amazing intensity, saturated with the essence of grand Barossa Shiraz, an international wine industry favourite and a sagacious selection this.. Savour a sip of seppeltsfield»

Rabbit Ranch Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Central Otago New Zealand
The frigid climes and inhospitable terroirs of Cromwell Basin are idyll for Sauvignon Blanc of defined Central Otago regionality. The combination of chilled winds and stony alluvial soils enthuse vines to yield small crops of parched and intensely flavoured grapes, brimming with vigorous fruit characters, while offering the balance and structure for the realization of bold white wines in suave old world styling. The Sauvignon Blanc of choice to accompany braised white meats, the freshest fried fish, or a gourmandise blanquette de lapin.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$371.00
Light, bright straw hues. Fresh fruit aromas followed by fragrances of the market garden, tomatoes, herbs and green bean. Conspicuously solid Otago palate of passion and grapefruit flavours, capsicum and pungent garden characters. A veritable smorgasbord of ripe fruit and green vegetables throughout.
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Land that was once a high country sheep station is now a flourishing vineyard

Sheep and rabbits coexisted on the land for some time but the sheep couldn’t keep up with the nocturnal activity of the rabbits and were hopelessly outnumbered – they were driven off the land and were last seen heading north. The owner of Rabbit Ranch, Mr McGregor tried a number of measures to rid the land of the rabbits at the turn of the century, but was unsuccessful. In the end he decided to plant some vines and make wine.

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The vineyard fell into decline after the second world war until direct descendants of Mr McGregor, Warren and Betty McGregor decided to replant the vineyard, and as they say – the rest is history. Rabbits still run wild on the vineyard and fuelled by high altitude Pinot grapes, some are reputed to be the size of ponies – but that could be another tall story.

Central Otago makes a distinctive style of Pinot Noir that's recognized around the world for it's concentration of flavour and earthy, gamey qualities. Rabbit Ranch is a commune of vineyards which were once part of a high altitude sheep station in the Cromwell Basin of Central Otago. Vines are predominantly planted to light, stony soils on the remains of an ancient glacial riverbed.

A long slow ripening period with cool nights and warm days as the autumn harvest approaches, ripens grapes to the fullest. The growers have enlisted the expertise of Pinot Noir specialists Chard Farm, to craft an early drinking, fruit forward wine in a lighter style with all the requisite Central Otago regionality.

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