Waitaki - a progress report
For non Kiwis, New Zealand place names can be very confusing. All those Ts, Ks and Ws. The other day at the excellent Dirty Dozen tasting I came across a Pinot Noir from a brand new wine region within Hawke's Bay called Waipawa, which whoever had put together the tasting booklet automatically took to be the South Island's answer to Burgundy - Waipara. I know that when in 2005 I first heard of the emerging wine region of North Otago, Waitaki, it took me a couple of years at least to get all the consonants in the right place. The great asset of Waitaki is supposed to be that, unlike the much larger and more senior wine region to...
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