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ESK VALLEY – HAND CRAFTED WINES FROM NEW ZEALAND

The Oxford Wine Company Shop,
167 Botley Road,
Oxford,
OX2 0PB
Wednesday, 13 September 7:00pm £10.00 Presented by Patrick McGrath MW - Venue BOTLEY ROAD

Presented by Patrick McGrath MW

7:00pm, The Oxford Wine Company Shop, 167 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0PB

£10.00 per person, payable in advance by phone or in the shop. Numbers are limited and early booking is recommended. Contact Emily on 01865 249500 or if you are unable to reach us via phone, please contact Emily on emily@oxfordwine.co.uk and leave your contact phone number and name.

With its terraced vineyards set against the Pacific Ocean, Esk Valley is a colourful gateway to the Hawke's Bay region. Grapevines were first planted in the Esk Valley area in 1933 after an earthquake altered the course of the Esk River in 1931. Sir George Fistonich of Villa Maria Estate was intrigued with this small winery’s unique location and its potential with vineyard holdings in the famous Gimblett Gravels area. He purchased it in 1987 and focused on establishing Esk Valley’s unique hand crafted reputation. Esk Valley operates as a boutique winery with its own facilities and winemaking team and the winemakers at Esk Valley craft their award-winning wines in a simple, honest, hands-on way. Over the last thirty years or so, the Esk Valley winery has seen a few changes – most obviously in the quality of the wines made. Stainless steel fermentation tanks have been introduced to complement the original concrete vats, which have proved ideal for use as the foundation for crafted winemaking.

Patrick McGrath MW will present a mix of superb wines from this unique winery, many of them new to us.

15% discount on the night

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