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Wine Tutorial – Class of 2018

From left to right: Marek Przyborek, Karen Fistonich, Benji Smith, Clive Weston & Rosie Finn.  Congratulations to the successful candidates for the 2018 & inaugural Family of Twelve Wine Tutorial. 1 Adam Balasoglou Sales & Marketing Manager Fromm Winery 2 Andres Aragon Perez Senior Head Sommelier Merivale (Australia) 3 Benji Smith Beverage Manager / Sommelier […]

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Candidate Announcement – The Tutorial

“The Family steps up with our largest single investment in the future of New Zealand wine and its next generation of industry leaders” Family Chair Judy Finn. It’s a first and it will be the start of a major investment in the New Zealand wine industry. It’s the Family of Twelve inaugural Wine Tutorial and […]

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Twelve into one works a treat for wineries, by Neil Hodgson

It is often said that making wine is the easy bit, selling wine is where the business really starts to get tough, wineries spend a huge amount of time and money on different forms of marketing and that was one of the key drivers for 12 premium family-owned wine producers to form an alliance – the […]

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The Family announces new partnership with nzwinehome

The Family of Twelve are pleased to announce a new partnership with nzwinehome, specialist international wine delivery provider. nzwinehome work with many of New Zealand’s leading wineries, their comprehensive range of international delivery services enable wineries to form enduring sales relationships, directly with their international consumers.   Founder and Managing Director Grant Rimmer speaks of his […]

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The Winter Feast Mixed Case

“A dozen bottles delivering some of the finest wine in the country. This collection cannot be easily replicated outside this order.” Judy Finn, Chair – The Family of Twelve judy@neudorf.co.nz Lawson’s Dry Hills Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2016 Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Dry Riesling 2015 Millton Clos de Ste. Anne Les Arbres Viognier 2014 Neudorf Rosie’s […]

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The NZ Winter Feast Tour 2017

New Zealand’s Family of Twelve invite you to join them at some of the country’s best restaurants. Twelve wines, eight regions and stunning New Zealand cuisine. Booking essential through individual restaurants. Ussco, Gisborne – SOLD OUT www.ussco.co.nz p: 06 868 3246 Hosted by James Millton, Millton Vineyards Hopgood’s & Co, Nelson – SOLD OUT www.hopgoods.co.nz […]

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Land is permanent, a scholar in NZ – Christine Marsiglio

Land is permanent, man disappears. – Māori proverb I was fortunate enough to spend 14 days visiting 12 different wineries throughout New Zealand with my husband and 8 month old son, all thanks to the Family of Twelve. Though the wineries differed in many ways, from their geographical location (Auckland down to Central Otago), production […]

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Japan Sommeliers Association Tasting, Tokyo 7th June 2017

The New Zealand Pinot Noir Workshop Discussing Recent Progression and Developments in New Zealand Pinot Noir A tasting led by Blair Walter of Felton Road and Todd Stevens of Neudorf Read the full transcript from the tasting here.   #familyxii #nzwine

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