A pleasure to sit down for a bit of an early morning chat with Sam Neill, Proprietor of New Zealand’s Two Paddocks. We were both in McMinnville, Oregon, for the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC, where I was an invited media guest and he was the Master of Ceremonies) and conversed in the bucolic backyard of a local B&B. Birds chirping, all that good stuff. (Note: The above photo was taken at Two Paddocks. If there was a body of water present at our McMinnville setting I would have suggested a rowboat podcast. Perhaps a Part Two in the future?)
Are you curious about Pinot Noir and specifically what’s going in Central Otago, Two Paddocks HQ and ground zero for exciting wines made in New Zealand from the “heartbreak grape”? Yes?
I suspected as much.
So tune in to this episode of Wine Without Worry. And don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE. (I know, a little aggro with the all-caps. Piled on with the bolding. But the show informs and entertains. And I have a lot of fun chatting with fantastic guests from all over Planet Wine.)
Note: During the podcast I also reference Neill’s remarks during the IPNC kickoff at Linfield College, which were extremely entertaining:
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Here’s the show:
Photo courtesy Two Paddocks. You must check out the winery’s website. It’s one of the best I’ve ever seen. Humorous employee profiles, cool videos, and Top 10 Tunes.