As I write this the new growing season is upon us as and the excitement of a new vintage starts to build.
This will be my 14th vintage at Vidal Estate and it is humbling to consider that there have been over 100 vintages since Anthony Joseph Vidal established the winery in 1905. This rich tapestry of history provides a deep foundation of knowledge and experiences that continue to influence and shape our wines to this day.
In my eyes, the joy of a great meal paired with a wonderful wine and good company is an unrivalled experience and something we take great care to consider when crafting our wines. This is no coincidence as Vidal set new boundaries within the hospitality industry when we opened New Zealand’s first winery restaurant back in 1979. With this in mind to both celebrate our wonderful history and thank you for your support over the years I would like to offer the opportunity to win one of five trips for two to join me here in Hawkes Bay.
I wish you all the best and hope to see you in Hawkes Bay.
Winemaker, Vidal Estate