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VinEssense Marlborough - CLOSED

367 Brookby Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 21 555 010
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"Up close and personal" winery visit

My husband and I, along with four of our friends from the U.S., visited VinEssense in January 2014... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2014
Ursula S
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Portland, Oregon
VinEssence

We visited VinEssence in February, 2014 and had the pleasure of meeting Mike Eaton. You could tell... read more

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Reviewed 10 March 2014
Jemma J
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San Jose, California
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Taste Organic and Bio-dynamic wines from Churton and Odyssey Wines. Jo and I offer a wine experience that will help you appreciate the local Marlborough wines, our unique wine-growing climate and the Organic and Bio-dynamic practices from our producers. Walk among the Pinot Noir vines of EATON Vineyard and taste wines from our favourite boutique producers.Taste Putake local Manuka Honey and Faversham Olive oil or taste some local hot smoked Salmon in the Formal Tasting.Order ahead a Paper Bag lunch and enjoy on the lawn overlooking the vines and Omaka Valley.
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17 Mar 2014
“"Up close and personal" winery visit”
9 Mar 2014
“VinEssence”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
367 Brookby Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
CONTACT
+64 21 555 010
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

My husband and I, along with four of our friends from the U.S., visited VinEssense in January 2014. Mike welcomed us and gave us a lovely personal tour, as well as an informative talk about the vineyard and winery. He was open to all questions...More

Thank Ursula S
Reviewed 10 March 2014

We visited VinEssence in February, 2014 and had the pleasure of meeting Mike Eaton. You could tell that Mike is very passionate about not only the end product...the wine, but also about the growing process. He explained the whole process of planting and caring for...More

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Thank Jemma J
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Mike Eaton was very welcoming and extremely informative about anything we wanted to know about his and others wines and the area.Having had the opportunity to taste the grapes off the wines we then enjoyed a tasting of several excellent wines, accompanied by related comments...More

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1  Thank Duncan M
Reviewed 2 March 2014

My husband and I visited VinEssence in February. We visited many other vineyards in Marlborough but this is special and personal experience for tasting. The vineyard is located on a rise with a spectacularly beautiful view. When we arrived there, the owner Mike welcomed us...More

1  Thank nanades
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Mike Eaton was welcoming, warm and informative. He took us out into the vineyards and gave us wine making overview and even let us taste the grapes. We then went in and tasted two boutique wines he is marketing until his own wines become available....More

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Thank PaulKcandyman
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Spent some time at this vineyard with Mike and had the most wonderful time. Mike has a great passion for wine making and took us through the art of his profession.The wine we sampled was great even bought some olive oil aswell.Well worth a visit.

Thank stephen B
Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

Mike Eaton's approach to the wine experience differs from the usual cellar door experience. His location is tucked away from the main centre and, for now, his focus is on two boutique wines from the Churton and Odyssey vineyards. This will change once his own...More

Thank SueKot
Reviewed 13 February 2014

In January, we travelled to New Zealand with two other couples. We had planned the trip for several months working with a travel agency in Indianapolis, Indiana. They did a terrific job of finding places to stay and visit that were unique and not necessarily...More

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1  Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Mike knows the business of developing vineyards, applying Burgundian techniques and getting the most out of the terroir. He has access to boutique vineyard wines

Thank Thgmd
Reviewed 10 February 2014

A trip to vin essence will enhance your trip around the Marlborough wine region and is a must if you want to experience the industry from the perspective of a smaller more specialised producer. Can't wait to taste what we shipped!

Thank Rmcfeel
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