The WINERAM Experience – Episode 6 from WINERAM Productions on Vimeo.
The sixth and final episode of The WINERAM Experience New Zealand is packed with riveting activities and lots of red wine on Waiheki Island north of Auckland. From flying over the island at sunrise to sailing along the coast, scuba diving to shark spotting, our presenters, Jo and Colin, are capping off the New Zealand series with a bang while learning about wine’s maturation process from one of the country’s best winemakers, Steve White at Stonyridge Vineyards.
Episode 5 – The WINERAM Experience from WINERAM Productions on Vimeo.
Episode 5 takes us up to the Hawkes Bay Wine Region for some top end Syrah at Trinity Hill Winery with legendary winemaker John Hancock. Adventure to be had there included a quick trip north to Jo’s home town of Gisborne to catch up with New Zealand Surfing Series Champion Bobby Hansen, see some waves and then go tackle and sheer some sheep!
Episode 4 – The WINERAM Experience from WINERAM Productions on Vimeo.
Episode 4 takes us just outside Martinborough in Wairarapa hunting with Glen Ora Hunting Adventures before touring Martinborough Vineyard. After learning about the grape sorting process our presenters, Colin West and Jo Holley, get their hands (and feet!) dirty helping winemaker, Paul Mason, make the next batch of wine. As a reward for all their hard work Colin and Jo get to relax with a pinot noir tasting.
Episode 3 – The WINERAM Experience from WINERAM Productions on Vimeo.
Watch as our presenters, Colin West and Jo Holley, head to Marlborough during their last days on New Zealand’s South Island. Here they meet up with John Forrest, of Forrest Winery, and Joshua Scott of Moa Brewery, for some early morning spear fishing followed by microbrew and wine tasting paired with the day’s catch! Colin practices harvesting grapes while Jo learns more about the brewing process at Moa – both leave with a better appreciation of brewing and winemaking’s mix of art and science. To watch past episodes visit wineram.com.
Episode 2 – The WINERAM Experience from WINERAM Productions on Vimeo.
Episode 2 takes place in Christchurch and the Greater Canterbury Wine Region with focus on Waipara and Pegasus Bay Winery. Our presenters Jo Holley and Colin West have taken off from Queenstown and the Central Otago wine region and arrived in Christchurch to meet Ed Donaldson of the Pegasus Bay wine family. From here Ed is going to join our presenters as they check up on the positive progress of Christchurch since the earthquake and explore the greater Canterbury and Waipara region before tasting wine and learning about the second stage of the winemaking process at Pegasus Bay Winery!
Episode 1- The WINERAM Experience from WINERAM Productions on Vimeo.
Queenstown and Central Otago! This is the first episode of a six part web series on New Zealand’s wine, travel and adventure sports! Not just your average wine-o, Colin West has come down from the USA to meet up with local kiwi Jo Holley to show her what wine is all about and why anyone from any age or demographic can appreciate wine! In return she shows Colin her country and together they get involved in the country’s top adventure sports located in the wine region themselves! This time local talented mountain biker Josh Clark shows them the ropes at the Gondola just down the road from Peregrine Winery where after mountain biking they all go in for to learn a bit more about Central Otago’s wines, and also the first stage of the winemaking process: Canopy Management!