Smith & Sheth and the renaissance of Pyramid Valley

Brian Sheth and Steve Smith

New Zealand viticulturist and entrepreneur Steve Smith MW on his current projects with Indian-American tech entrepreneur and ecological conservationist Brian Sheth, and on the state of NZ wine. See also New Zealand in London for many more tasting notes from around the country.

I met up with Smith in London late last year to taste the fruits of his current labours and to hear his tales of past, present and future.

'I feel that NZ wine might be having a Blockbuster moment', said Smith. 'Success is a very poor teacher, and the global phenomenon that has become good-value Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc...