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Hans Herzog Pinot Noir

Wine Talk - Pinot Noir

The fashionable red burgundy grape can produce divinely scented, gorgeously fruity expressions of place. However, is sensitive to the size of crop...
Hans Herzog Vineyard Cottage, Marlborough

Hans Herzog Vineyard Cottage

What’s happening on the estate during the nationwide lockdown? Without our large brigade it comes down to our small wine team to host visitors to...
Hans Herzog Vertical Pinot Noir Collection

Hans Herzog Vertical Pinot Noir Collection

  It is a fact that inexpensive, high-quality Pinot Noir is almost non-existent. Low yields, much attention in the vineyard and careful handling i...
Wine History - Racking Siphon

Wine History - Racking Siphon

Our wine museum, respectively Hans’s winery, holds many old treasures, wine making- and vineyard tools from past times. Hans loves using the tradit...
Malolactic Fermentation

Malolactic Fermentation

Malolactic conversion, known as malolactic fermentation, often shortened to MLF or malo, is the conversion of the more aggressive malic acid natur...
Hans Herzog Vineyard - Pruning

Hans Herzog Vineyard - Pruning

    Pruning Pruning is the foundation of viticulture. The way vines are pruned speaks volumes about the terroir of a site and adds another dimensi...
Herzog's Wine Mood - Relaxing and Romantic

Herzog's Wine Mood - Relaxing and Romantic

It all began with a complement at our Cellar Door, music melding with our customer's olfactory sense; their wine experience was heightened because ...
Doing our bit for our planet...

Doing our bit for our planet...

With this hot topic we like to reach out and create awareness. We love and respect our prized land which has been farmed for the last 100 years. Se...
Montepulciano – one of our most iconic last picks at harvest!

Montepulciano – one of our most iconic last picks at harvest!

Montepulciano is a vigorous red grape variety that is indigenous to Italy (most likely the Abruzzo region) and is widely planted across central Ita...
Maturation - barrel, stainless-steel or amphora?

Maturation - barrel, stainless-steel or amphora?

After fermentation, a period of maturation is required to soften tannins. The choice of the maturation vessel and the maturation period depend on t...
Post Harvest Interview with Hans Herzog

Post Harvest Interview with Hans Herzog

Now that harvest is over, do you feel a sigh of relief? Yes, I feel grateful, content and relaxed now the fruit of this year’s labour is safely in...
Harvest Interview with Vigneron Hans Herzog.

Harvest Interview with Vigneron Hans Herzog.

How has the growing season been so far? Nothing to really complain about. Fruit set in spring is always the most critical time for me as I have pru...
 
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