Based in the Kumeu Wine Region some 30 minutes from Auckland, this world renown Chardonnay producer was hit by frost over the weekend which destroyed part of one of their vineyards. A freak overnight change in temperature gave no warning so they had not hired the usual helicopters (n.b.) to protect the vines.
Lindsay McCall owner and wine maker at Paringa Estate very kindly hosted a Wine Dinner at The Harrow on Tuesday night. I had marked his Paringa Estate Pinot Noir 2010 19/20 in a Blind Tasting for Decanter Magazine Panel Tasting of Australian Pinots (August 2013 issue)