Welcome to our latest installment of #WinephabetStreet brought to you by Dracaena Wines and Trio North Wildwood. In this series, Debbie Gioquindo and I work our way through the wine world one letter each month. We discuss the characteristics and history of the grape, as well as suggested wine pairings. So uncork, unscrew or saber that bottle and connect with us as we chat, laugh and drink wine all in a laid back atmosphere.

W is for Waitaki Valley

Flanked by the cool south Pacific Ocean to the east and the high peaks of the Southern Alps to the west, the Waitaki Valley is a relatively new wine region and home of the highest Mountain Aoraki-Mount Cook. A relatively new wine region, with the first plantings only dating back ten years ago, the vines enjoy hot, dry summers, cold winters and long dry autumns. 

A very special thank you to NZ Wine Navigator for sponsoring this episode and to Jim Jerram our special guest, owner of Ostler Wines

Wines Discussed –

2016 Ostler Lakeside Wines Riesling
2016 Ostler Caroline’s Pinot Noir

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Waitaki Valley on Winephabet Street

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