What a delight to visit VinEssense on our recent trip to the Marlborough! My husband and I enjoy our wines, but don't know much about them, albeit, wanting to join a wine appreciation course before we hit the wineries of the Marlborough.
We were welcomed into Jo and Mike's vineyard, where they proudly showed us their crops and where Mike shared his insights and experience about wine making with us. Having heard about the practices of organic and biodynamic farming, the Eaton's farming philosophy fitted in with our values. VinEssense is about producing high quality wine starting from their plants and finding a way to make each batch 'special' and into something to get excited about.
We participated in the formal tasting, where Mike had chosen 6 unique wines to share with us. Each had their own characteristics and were completely different to the 'typical' wine one would drink. Using his knowledge, he not only provided the facts of each wine, but gave us the story behind each of them allowing us to appreciate each of the tastings even more.
Coming out of the tasting, the passion of Jo and Mike will rub off onto you, and I definitely appreciate wines with a different view. Mike has allowed me to understand the importance of all elements that go into the wine making process. I would recommend dropping by their winery, even for an informal tasting session.
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