January 2019 Wine Club Newsletter

January 2019 Wine Club Newsletter

Hello from Summer in Central Otago!

We have had a funny old season in the vineyard so far, it’s been warm so things are on track but lots of weather coming through the region. This has made life pretty nice for the vineyard in terms of water and growth has been great. From our perspective we’ve lost a few more work days to rain than we normally do (-read, normally it barely rains at all) which has kept it interesting.

The crop looks good and summer seems to have hit us this week with temperatures in to the 30’s. At this rate we look like harvesting around the 4th week of March with the Infusion Block at Rocky Point… Of course the weather is still in charge so we’ll see…

The winery build has been going well and so far is on track – we have to be ready before the fruit is, so there is some pressure… The building gets a roof on Wednesday and the press arrived a week ago which was very exciting for us.
We have just finished Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration, my last as chairman. I look forward to coming along to the next one in more relaxed form, keep the end of January next year free for the best wine event in New Zealand! Great to catch up with François Millet during Celebration and we showed his 2017 Cuvée Aux Antipodes for the first time, there’s a great review on Jamie Goode’s Blog ‘WineAanorak.com’.
In the winery we are preparing the white wines for bottling with the Pinot Gris and Riesling coming out of barrel shortly. Both wines look good with great aromatics and freshness despite the record setting summer of 2018. The Rocky Point Pinot Noir 2018 will be bottled this month as well and that wine is coming out of barrel this week.
Best wishes from the team here in Central Otago !
Paul
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Instagram post 17850107191782036 Our Infusion Pinot Noir is the perfect chilled red for summer. Curious to taste it for yourself? Head to our website for purchasing information🍷 
Thank you @perfumeontheviolet for the Instagram love! shared with @get_repost
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Instagram post 17861160022637922 Our Cuvée aux Antipodes Pinot Noir 2017 received rave reviews and we’re looking forward to showing you the 2018! Two weeks until the big reveal at the Central Otago Pinot Noir Celebration🍷
#prophetsrock #pinotnoir #cuvéeauxantipodes #2017vintage #bendigo #singlevineyard #centralotago #2018release #pinotcelebration2020 #nzwine #exciting
Instagram post 17850107191782036 Our Infusion Pinot Noir is the perfect chilled red for summer. Curious to taste it for yourself? Head to our website for purchasing information🍷 
Thank you @perfumeontheviolet for the Instagram love! shared with @get_repost
・・・
Laid back holiday day, best summer wine invented @prophetsrock
#prophetsrock #infusion #pinotnoir #bendigo #centralotago #centralotagowine #nzwine #summerred #chilledred
Instagram post 17866188343597804 How did you celebrate the beginning of 2020? Mo and Les from @aperokrd did it in style 💕
Shared with @get_repost
・・・
...and so New Years evening begins. @paulpujol @prophetsrock we are drinking your wine here. The apero is the legendary Vin de Paille with fois gras...delicious
#prophetsrock #notoriousvdp #winelover #vindepaille #nzwine #bendigo #centralotago #wine #wineandfood
Instagram post 18120382042028459 It’s not easy to get Team Prophet’s Rock all in one place, but Christmas is about bringing people together and celebrating! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and wish you a superb and safe New Years Eve🍷
#prophetsrock #bendigo #centralotago #theteam #winery #vineyard #office #sales #christmasdinner #merrychristmas #happynewyear #team #nzwine #winelife
Instagram post 18085562788091349 Best Christmas present ever! Limited release 2012 magnums available now only to our wine club members, only a few left! Not a wine club member? Our 2014 vintage is available on our website, the perfect way to say I Love You this Christmas🍷
#prophetsrock #homevineyard #pinotnoir #bendigo #centralotago #magnums #largeformat #veryspecial #christmasgifts #sayitwithwine #christmasiscoming #winetime #festiveseason
Instagram post 17943700474308877 Christmas is the best time for breaking out an older vintage, you can share it with the ones you love, or not🍷
#prophetsrock #homevineyard #pinotnoir #bendigo #centralotago #2015vintage #cellar #nzwine #drinkingbeautifully #primaryfruit #toastedoak #tertiarycharacters #delicious #imnotsharing #sogood #christmaswine
Instagram post 17884050760457412 Rosehip flowering on the Rocky Point vineyard. 
#prophetsrock #bendigo #centralotago #nzwine #rosehip #sopretty #thatview #thatviewtho #vineyard #vineyardvines #summerishere #winelife #vineyardlife