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5 Top Hawkes Bay NZ Winery Restaurants
A meal without wine is just re-fuelling the body. Peter F May recommends great winery restaurants in New Zealand's Hawke's Bay.
Church Road Winery, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Church Road Winery has been in the same location for more than 120 years. It gained a good reputation for red wines. Peter F May toured the cellars and tasted its wines.
Mission Estate, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Mission Estate Winery tasting rooms are housed in a historic mansion that took an unexpected journey. Peter F May visits to taste wines of this 160 year old wine farm owned by Catholic monks.
RayLen Vineyards and Winery, North Carolina
RayLen Vineyards and Winery in Mocksville, North Carolina, is majoring on the red Bordeaux varieties. Peter F May is impressed by their wines
Shadow Springs Vineyard, North Carolina
Shadow Springs Vineyard in Hamptonville, North Carolina was a tobacco farm until new owners Chuck and Jamey Johnson started planting grapes in 2005. Peter F May visits to taste red wines, but one has a surprise ingredient.
Raffaldini Vineyards, North Carolina
Ray Raffaldini and his family have brought centuries old winemaking traditions from Italy to the rolling hills of North Carolina. Peter F May visited 'Chianti in the Carolinas'
North Carolina Wines
With 75 wineries opening in a decade, bringing to total to more than 100, North Carolina is hoping to be as famous for its wine as it was for growing tobacco. Peter F May pays a visit to this exciting new wine region.
Why Wine Labels Have a Variety Name
Wine labels tell consumers about what is inside the bottle. Peter F May looks as how varietal labelling came to be all important.
Biltmore Estate, North Carolina
America’s most visited winery isn’t, as you’d expect, on the West Coast. Nor is it in New York, or Virginia. It is in North Carolina, but Peter F May was underwhelmed when he visited Biltmore Estate's Antler Hill winery in Asheville NC.
Closing the Bottle
For more than 200 years cork had been the de-facto closure for wine, says Peter F May, but today wineries have alternatives
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