Banks Peninsula vineyards prove their worth

Tucked into the hillside in Charteris Bay is a little vineyard – a vineyard that’s making a name for itself. But it’s not the only one.

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Whistling Buoy Wine Wins

In the recent Wines of Canterbury wine awards and building on last year’s successes, Kokolo Vineyard has shown it can hold its own against both the small and large Canterbury producers.

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Results for winemaker’s labour of love

Neil Pattinson and his wife Jill planted grapes on their Charteris Bay property to see if they could make nice wine. Now more than 10 years later, they produce award winning wines under the Whistling Buoy label.

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Winter WineNZ article

An article in the latest WineNZ magazine featuring the annual wine tasting event organised by Wines of Canterbury.

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Champion wine

Whistling Buoy's Kokolo vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 named champion wine of the show!

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Kokolo Farmstead

Executive accommodation at Whistling Buoy’s Kokolo Vineyard is now available for leisure seekers and wine enthusiasts looking for a top-quality escape.

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Flying High

There has been lots happening at Whistling Buoy over the past few months.

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More new outlets

An update on the new outlets where Whistling Buoy wines are now available.

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Pinot Noir from North Canterbury

Review from a visiting journalist, Jamie Goode, that was in New Zealand for the PinotNZ2017 conference.

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WineNZ magazine feature

"A star is born"— a recent article in the WineNZ magazine featuring new release wines from the Banks Peninsula region.

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New Outlets for Whistling Buoy Wines

Whistling Buoy wines are now available in other outlets and restaurants.

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Affinity Lunch

A great event was held at the award-winning Roots Restaurant in Lyttelton on November 26, for a select group of 12 guests, together with Whistling Buoy's Neil Pattinson and his winemaker son Chris.

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Spring WineNZ article

A great article on the three most recognised vineyards on Banks Peninsula and more importantly recognition of its unique place as an emerging wine growing region!

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Christchurch Press - Zest Supplement

An article of interest appeared in the Christchurch Press — Zest (Food/Wine/Fashion) Supplement

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ON WINE

An article "On Wine" by Simon Cunliffe appeared in the Christchurch Press. Cunliffe states the romance of the vine is alive and thriving.

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