1. Bladen's Summer Success

    Bladen's Summer Success
    Bladen Wines in Marlborough, New Zealand is a boutique winery that makes small batches of handcrafted wines loved by so many of our customers. Chris Macdonald of Bladen has given us a short summary of Bladen's summer success. Vintage has almost finished, and with the weather being so perfect it was a wonderful early harvest. We are all feeling pretty...
  2. New Zealand Pinot Noir

    New Zealand Pinot Noir
    Pinot Noir is the second-most-planted grape variety in New Zealand. The cool New Zealand climate and intense UV ray exposure (due to the hole in the ozone layer in that region) result in complex, fruit-driven wines with silky texture and tannins. We stock some excellent New Zealand Pinot Noir. Read further to learn more about their origins and profiles. Martinborough Martinborough is...
  3. Bladen Wines: Hospitality and Handcrafted Wines

    Bladen Wines: Hospitality and Handcrafted Wines
    Dave and Christine Macdonald own and run Bladen Wines, situated in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Bladen is named after the Macdonald's children, Blair and Deni, who were toddlers when the vineyard was founded. In 1989, Dave and Chris left the city behind to chase their dream of establishing a vineyard and winery. The family embarked on a national tour to...
  4. Spring wines for all occasions

    Spring wines for all occasions
    With the return of spring bulbs and cherry blossoms and longer days, comes a shift in what we like to drink. Spring is a tough time of year for wine choices. Some days it’s warm and whites and roses are the wine of choice and other days it’s like winter is holding on and you really want a glass of...
  5. Bladen's Award Winning Wines

    [caption id="attachment_734" align="alignleft" width="863"]A lineup of Bladen's wine selection including pinot rose, sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, gewürztraminer, riesling Photo: Bladen Wines[/caption] It is winter now in New Zealand and Christine and Dave Macdonald of Bladen Wines, based in the Marlborough area are hard at work on the results of the 2017 harvest. "The 2016 vintage wines have been fantastic and we are thrilled to still have enough stock to run us through a little longer as the 2017 harvest was smaller than we had hoped for.  However, this last vintage is showing great promise from the tanks and barrels we are sampling and the first of these wines will be bottled very shortly," said Christine. Continue reading →
  6. Perfect Summer Wedding Wines

    Perfect Summer Wedding Wines
    Selecting the perfect wines for your summer wedding With summer wedding season in full swing, there is so much to be done! Planning a wedding is a complex operation with so many variables, such as dresses and suits, flowers and cars, speeches and food. One of the more enjoyable aspects of all this hard work is selecting the wines for your big day. So how do you go about planning and selecting the right wines for your reception? Continue reading →
  7. Malbec World Day 17th April 2013

    Malbec World Day 17th April 2013
    To celebarate Malbec World Day this year we are offering a 5% discount on all of our Malbecs, along with a special offer mixed Malbec case for £68.62, a 10% reduction to get you in the Malbec mood! Although now often associated with Argentina, the Malbec grape varietal has its roots in France as one of the 5 permitted in...

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