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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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‘Looking forward’ by Nigel Greening of Felton Road

I’ve just spent last week immersed in Pinot Noir 2017 in Wellington, where the focus has been on Turangawaewae, the Maori concept of a place to stand. Maybe this is better expressed as a place where we feel especially empowered and connected. This was presented very powerfully as an expression of our equivalent to the […]

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Press Release: The Family of Twelve Scholarship awarded to MW student Christine Marsiglio

New Zealand’s Family of Twelve are pleased to announce that the ‘The Family of Twelve Scholarship’ has been awarded to Stage 2 MW student Christine Marsiglio. Christine, a Tastings Executive at Decanter Magazine, will travel to New Zealand for a 12-day exclusive tour of the Family of Twelve properties throughout the major wine-growing regions, including […]

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Time for real world fine wine? Essay by Christine Marsiglio

‘IS IT TIME FOR REAL WORLD FINE WINE, NOT JUST OLD WORLD AND NEW WORLD WINE?’ By Christine Marsiglio 22/11/16 Winner of The Family of Twelve Scholarship 2016, awarded to a Stage 2 MW student The Greeks, Romans, Cistercian Monks, and other Old World Indo-European cultures have been cultivating the vine throughout Europe and parts […]

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Q&A with James Millton, Millton Vineyards, Gisborne

“You may think you’re standing on dirt, but it’s really the rooftop of another Kingdom!” What is the most memorable wine you’ve tasted? I very seldom taste wine as drinking is my preferred option and in terms of a memorable wine this is even more difficult as every wine has a memory and many are […]

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