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Quartz Reef applies the proven winemaking talents of Austrian-born Rudi Bauer, who continues to enjoy & explore the Pinot Noir's many dimensions, and the convergence of the old and the new wine worlds. As a pioneer of Central Otago, Rudi Bauer understands and believes with a passion in the wonderful future for Central Otago as a fine wine growing region. With two decades of experience making first-class wine there, he sees himself at the beginning of the journey, one that will by necessity be carried on by generations after him.<br /><br />Raymond Chan In Central Otago, every day is a holiday. This landscape is so fantastic and the region is so strkingly beautiful and it's a bonus to grow grapes so well here.<br /><br />Rudi Bauer As a pioneer of Central Otago, Rudi Bauer understands and believes with a passion in the wonderful future for Central Otago as a fine wine growing region. With two decades of experience making first-class wine there, he sees himself at the beginning of the journey, one that will by necessity be carried on by generations after him.<br /><br />Raymond Chan In Central Otago, every day is a holiday. This landscape is so fantastic and the region is so strkingly beautiful and it's a bonus to grow grapes so well here.<br /><br />Rudi Bauer

Quartz Reef applies the proven winemaking talents of Austrian-born Rudi Bauer, who continues to enjoy & explore the Pinot Noir\'s many dimensions, and the convergence of the old and the new wine worlds.

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new zealand - fine tuning

Tue, 15 October 2013 | Posted by: Lisa Perrotti-Brown - eRobertParker.com

I'm impressed. My tastings of New Zealand wines throughout 2013 was the most exciting year of reviewing this country so far; the wines just get more and more compelling. Following my tour of selected New Zealand regions in the earlier part of this year and recent large-scale tastings in Singapore of wines from throughout the wine growing regions, I don't think there is a wine nation in the world that has ... read more

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Grapes on a Train: A quick trip from New York to New Zealand

Thu, 10 October 2013 | Posted by: Tracy Ellen Kamens - Through the Bunghole

From walk-around wine tastings and dinners with winemakers to clever titles and cute comparisons, it’s challenging for wine public relations people to create something new and different for the press and trade. However, the folks at Complexity – New Zealand  have certainly succeeded with their Grapes on a Train event held in late September.

“All aboard!” came the shouts from the ... read more

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Complexity Group’s Grapes On A Train 2013 – My Maiden Voyage to Montreal

Thu, 3 October 2013 | Posted by: Tina Wong - The Wandering Eater

Two weekends ago, I was asked by Complexity Group to shoot and video their annual event, Grapes On a Train. Complexity is a New Zealand-based group that would bring awareness of their home country’s delicious wines to the United States.

This particular event is very unique as a medium-sized group of wine industry people, like sommeliers, wine buyers, wine directors, and a few writers gather to meet at ... read more

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