This February 20, 2016, Winefolk is hosting a wine tasting experience tent at Nostalgia Festival!
Nostalgia is a daylong festival focussed on music, food, wine, beer and culture. The festival is set within a 1900s replica township, Ferrymead Heritage Park, Christchurch.
This year, for Nostalgia's third installment, Winefolk will be rallying a group of sommeliers, winemakers and wine folk from across New Zealand to give you a chance to really get to know the amazing wines that sit at our back door.
Move over Von Trapps, your music-making family has nothing on the wine-making family at Black Estate.
Black Estate is a family owned and run vineyard + winery in Waipara, North Canterbury. Their aim is to make wines with as much care as possible to gain an original expression of each site. Last year all three of Black Estate's hillside vineyards were certified organic! Who ever said wine couldn't be good for you, eh?
the 3rd man
The 3rd Man was founded on the belief that Waipara is one of the world’s great wine regions. They partnered with Waipara’s finest vineyards as well as the most talented young winemakers to produce wines that reflect the unique characteristics of the region and its people. The 3rd Man produces only small batch wine (meaning there's not much of it) and use only wild yeast to achieve those funky fresh flavours.
the bone line
The Bone Line is steeped in history, named for it’s fossil rich ancient riverbed soil it consists of sixty acres of some of Waipara’s oldest vines. Beneath the drying Nor’West, this undulating land allows a wide range of varieties to grow and ripen. The vines are hand tended, fruit is handpicked and wine handmade on site in small batch fermentations. The local folk behind The Bone Line revel in sharing their stunning and complex wines. And who are we kidding, we’re happy to join them!
the crater rim
The Crater Rim wines are produced from contracted sites carefully selected for their particular mix of varietal, topography, soil and microclimate. This approach is styled on the negociant houses of Burgundy and the Rhone Valley in France- also known as the mecca of wine. Winemakers in these parts of France scour the region to find the perfect fruit to make their wine. This method is a long-standing tradition in France and produces some of the best, it’s not hard to see why The Crater Rim produce such amazing wines.
Tongue In Groove
Tongue In Groove is the creation born from a group of friends who combined lifetimes of experience growing and making wine. Their label is a beautiful collision of talent, skills and passion with the best vineyards in one of the most exciting new wine regions anywhere- North Canterbury.
Tongue In Groove headquarters is the organic, permaculture property called The Food Farm in the heart of the Waipara Valley.
Sip NZ Wine
Caro Jensen and Emily Camblin launched Sip NZ Wine (sipnzwine.com), a New Zealand wine & lifestyle website in April 2015. They are passionate wine lovers and wine marketers with over 25 years of international wine marketing experience, focusing on getting everyday wine drinkers excited about New Zealand wine and its makers.
The duo is launching a Rosé campaign this February (sipnzrose.com), joining forces with New Zealand wine producers, and will be making a rumble about Rosé at Nostalgia with 4 of NZ's finest.
NZ'S BEST YOUNG SOMMELIER: OLLIE CARR
Ollie was attracted to wine as a vessel for hospitality and generosity. While working in the Wellington restaurant scene that attraction become a love, and led him back to university to study wine making. Time spent with Yealand's Estate and Peregrine wines deepened his understanding of the process and hard work required to produce quality wines. Combining his love of wine with hospitality led to winning the New Zealand Junior Sommelier of the Year title in 2014, and a sommelier role with Cutler & co, one of Australia's most highly regarded bistros. Ollie is currently pursuing 'Advanced' Court of Master Sommeliers certification. That would make him very fancy.
Wine gypsy: Sarah elsom
Sarah entered University straight from secondary school knowing she wanted to see the world and that wine would make for one hell of a ticket. She considers herself lucky to have fallen in love with the subject and the people that make the wine industry great. Since graduating from Lincoln University, with a Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology, Sarah has experienced seven totally different vintages working for wineries scattered across the globe. Cellar hours racked up in New Zealand, Australia, Sonoma, Burgundy and the Okanagan have been complemented by days in the vineyard and oodles of experience in fine dining restaurants talking about the stuff. In summary, girl knows her wine.
Winefolk Founder: Alissa Miller
Alissa’s background is in public relations, branding and events. Having attained her Bachelor in Communications and 5 years experience in both private and not-for-profit organisations, Alissa decided to leave agency life to pursue her love of wine.
Alissa completed her post graduate diploma in viticulture and oenology and since graduating Alissa has worked in production in New Zealand, Canada in America.
Alissa is now determined to create new ways to connect people with wine. She hopes Nostalgia is one of the many and more to come.
Buy your ticket here and receive a free GoVino WINE GLASS, and a tasting from a winery of choice for just $45