Wednesday, February 24, 2010
In 1997 the first wines were produced wine under the Bladen label, by owners Dave and Christine Macdonald. They own a small 8-Ha (19 acres) vineyard, specialising in ‘aromatic’ wines – Sauvignon Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris. However, they also do a Pinot Noir and a Merlot/Malbec blend. Their tiny tasting room welcomes visitors.
The Bladen name refers to Chris and Dave’s children – Blair and Deni – who were toddlers when the vineyard was developed.
Last night a friend dropped in for dinner and brought a bottle of Bladen Pinot Gris 2008. We were eating roast chicken, cubed roast potato and salad - the wine was a good match: dry, mineral and crisp, with citrus and Nashi pear flavours.
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