Pip Austin, Sileni Wines, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Pip Austin, SileniSileni Estates vineyard and winery is located in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand’s oldest established vineyard area. Sileni Estates is named after the Sileni who featured in Roman mythology alongside Bacchus, the god of wine. They celebrated good wine, good food and good company.

Sileni boasts a state of the art winery, and the winemaking team have honed their winemaking skills in wineries around the world and strive to maintain high standards in environmentally sustainable viticultural and winemaking practices. Sileni Estates produce hand crafted wines that reflect the unique characteristics of the vineyards.

Pip is pictured among the tomatoes in the glasshouses at Ballymaloe Cookery School, during her recent visit. Our thanks to Mark O’Connor, www.dalcassianwines.com for arranging this visit.