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Giesen’s Christmas...

You’ve put your hand up and promised to look after the wines for Christmas. Chances are the wine preferences of your guests are as diverse as they are – don’t worry Giesen has something for every wine lover! For...

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#GiesenFrosé

If you spent your childhood slurping on slushies and you want to recapture your youth with a bit of grown up sophistication thrown in, then the latest craze in wine cocktails – Frosé – is just your thing. Frosé,...

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Giesen Rosé

Update: This wine is no longer being produced – try our Blush Riesling or Blush Sauvignon instead!   Drum roll…. Giesen is delighted to introduce an exciting new Rosé – just in time for summer! In recent years Rosé...

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Introducing Marcel Giesen

Winemaker Marcel Giesen is driven by a passion to convey the terroir of New Zealand’s pristine environment through wine. With more than 35 years international winemaking, exploring and tasting under his belt, Marcel is well qualified to lead the...

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Pinot Noir Trophy

Giesen Wines has been awarded the Champion Pinot Noir Trophy at the highly respected 2016 International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC), in the UK. Together with the Pinot Noir Trophy, the Giesen Single Vineyard Ridge Block Marlborough Pinot Noir...

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Guide to Swirling

Have you ever watched a self-proclaimed wine expert swirl their vino round in the glass and wondered why they bother? Actually, it isn’t just a pretentious habit; it can make a difference to your wine experience. Here comes the...

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Nikolai St George

Nikolai St George leads Giesen’s winemaking team ensuring they offer a suite of wines for wine lovers across the world to enjoy.  Nikolai joined Giesen in early 2016 bringing with him three consecutive ‘Winemaker of the Year’ titles: New...

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Red Wine Stains

Giesen's Foolproof Guid...

At some point or another it happens to the best of us—we spill a glass of red wine. While your first reaction to spilled wine is to take a moment of silence, remember that for the sake of stain...

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Introducing Theo Giesen

Theo Giesen grew up in Germany with an interest in farming and a love of art and travel. Wine was in the Giesen family DNA as Theo’s paternal grandfather August (Aw-goost) was a restaurateur and sommelier. Theo took up...

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Cooking 4 Change

Cooking 4 Change - Hami...

Gold medal winning New Zealand Olympic rower Hamish Bond and partner Eric Murray shared this recipe for Hamish’s Feta-crusted Salmon with garlic chips and asparagus in ‘Cooking 4 Change’. We match it with our Gold medal-winning August Marlborough Sauvignon...

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CHICKEN CASSOULET

Here’s one worth sharing…our Cellar Door chef Doug’s recipe for Roasted Organic Chicken with Prosciutto on Pearl Barley Cassoulet – just the thing for winter! What’s more it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a glass of Giesen Organic Sauvignon...

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Celebrate Sauvignon Blanc

Let’s face it who doesn’t love Sauvignon Blanc? For more than 30 years Giesen Sauvignon Blanc has been giving us an opportunity to bring together great people for great times – so its appropriate we toast it. Thank goodness...

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Easter Recipe

Easter 2016: Passionfru...

Keen on trying something a little different this Easter? Indulge your sweet tooth by pairing Giesen Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc with an easy make-ahead passionfruit mousse topped with shavings of decadent white chocolate. You might be wondering, ‘What does...

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On road with Alex Giesen

This isn’t any ordinary car, its one close to Alex’s heart and in some ways tied to the story of Giesen Wines. German made, the navy blue 1957 Mercedes 180D was the first car the brothers purchased when they...

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Sauv Blanc Day

Giesen Lend A Hand With...

The International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration, known as Sauvignon 2016, is the first of its kind in New Zealand and starts on Monday 1 February running until late in the night of Wednesday 3 February 2016. The celebration is an...

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