Paddy Borthwick, Wairarapa, New Zealand

On midsummers evening, the students enjoyed a talk and tasting from Paddy Borthwick of Borthwick Wines, Wairarapa, New Zealand. We learned all about the wines of New Zealand, and then focussed on Paddy’s region and his wines. A great evening and the students enjoyed his unique way of canopy management in his vineyard – his sheep eat some of the leaves!

Afterwards Paddy led a wine dinner at Ballymaloe House, which all was much enjoyed by all and a memorable way to spend midummmers evening 2010.

Our thanks to Fionnuala Harkin of Wines Direct, for arranging this visit.