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.
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.
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.
An article in the latest WineNZ magazine featuring the annual wine tasting event organised by Wines of Canterbury.
Whistling Buoy's Kokolo vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 named champion wine of the show!
Executive accommodation at Whistling Buoy’s Kokolo Vineyard is now available for leisure seekers and wine enthusiasts looking for a top-quality escape.
There has been lots happening at Whistling Buoy over the past few months.
An update on the new outlets where Whistling Buoy wines are now available.
Review from a visiting journalist, Jamie Goode, that was in New Zealand for the PinotNZ2017 conference.
"A star is born"— a recent article in the WineNZ magazine featuring new release wines from the Banks Peninsula region.
Whistling Buoy wines are now available in other outlets and restaurants.
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.
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!
An article of interest appeared in the Christchurch Press — Zest (Food/Wine/Fashion) Supplement
An article "On Wine" by Simon Cunliffe appeared in the Christchurch Press. Cunliffe states the romance of the vine is alive and thriving.