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New Vineyard Blocks

By thelazydog Admin on Aug 26, 2018

The posts are in for a further 1000 vines Pinotage and Chardonnay.

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Queensberry Chenin Vintage 2017

By thelazydog Admin on Nov 19, 2017

What a year. It was perfect for us out here at Queensberry, Warm and early spring. We reached late 20’2 early 30s in November and had near perfect fruit set across all varieties1.2 kg bunch.

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Third Planting Jack’s Prospect vineyard blocks

By thelazydog Admin on Oct 21, 2016

It was time to take the plunge and increase our plantings. We cleared the sheep paddock out front, put up the trellis and commenced the North Star and Southern Cross blocks. It was time to make our own Chard...

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Does it snow in Central Otago??

By Diana Harker on Jul 28, 2016

Dean and I have built our modest vineyards in full sun, howling winds, torrental rain, fog, hail and yes...SNOW!

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Queensberry Chenin Vintage – 2014

By thelazydog Admin on Oct 14, 2014

300 cases produced. Now working under direction from Jeff Sinnott from the vineyard through to the winery. Meticulous attention to detail in the vineyard ensured that clean ripe fruit was hand h...

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LazyDog® Vintage 2013

By thelazydog Admin on Dec 11, 2013

190 cases produced. A lot of learning in the vineyard as we struggled to control vigor and ripen the grapes fully. 100% in stainless steel tanks at DC wines. The finishing of the wine was undertaken by Deb C...

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LazyDog® Vintage 2012

By thelazydog Admin on Nov 28, 2012

110 cases were produced. What a season! Mother Nature gave us a break. Wonderful fruit balanced before it left the vine. 40% of the volume was fermented in old oak barrels and 60% in stainless steel tanks, a...

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Bus-Stop Vintage 2011

By thelazydog Admin on Oct 16, 2011

Chenin Blanc is one of the classic wine grape varieties of France.   Its origins date back over 1000 years where it took root in the Loire Valley.  Much like its more aromatic cousin, Sauvignon ...

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Second Plantings – The “Gerti” block

By thelazydog Admin on Nov 19, 2010

In goes the 226 Gewürztraminer plants, enough for two – three barrels, and some test rows of Chardonnay. We added a second variety of Chenin Blanc to the LazyDog® Block

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Feeding the Restaurant

By thelazydog Admin on Aug 16, 2010

Established ½ hectare vegetable garden: (tomatoes, onions, garlic, pumpkins, heirloom cherry tomatoes, courgettes, cucumber, lettuces, spinach, rainbow chard, chilies, peppers, cabbage, cauliflower, and broc...

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Vegetable & Herb garden

By thelazydog Admin on Nov 24, 2009

Establish modest vegetable garden (tomatoes, onions, garlic, pumpkins) Plant Herbs

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First Plantings – The LazyDog® vineyard block

By thelazydog Admin on Nov 19, 2008

In September 2008 we took up the opportunity to invest in our own bit of “dirt” in Central Otago and the first stage of Queensberry Gardens & the LazyDog® Vineyard was underway. Vineyard Che...

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