A special invitation to join a very select group of Obsidian Vineyard enthusiasts! Become a member of the Friends of Obsidian Wine Club or, if you are a real devotee, sign up as an “Obsidianado” *
This invitation is our way of offering you the convenience of sampling our exclusive, limited-release wines in the comfort of your own home.
* “Obsidianado” is how we describe someone who fervently appreciates and pursues Obsidian’s wines. It’s a play on the Spanish word ‘aficionado’ meaning a person who is a dedicated fan of a specific interest or activity.
When you become a Friends of Obsidian Wine Club member, you will receive three Obsidian Tasting Packages each year - in the winter, spring and summer. Each will consist of a three-bottle pack and will include winemaking notes and a delicious recipe.
As a member of the Friends of Obsidian Wine Club, you’ll enjoy:
When you become an "Obsidianado", you will receive three Obsidian Tasting Packages each year - in the winter, spring and summer. Each will consist of a six-bottle pack and will include winemaking notes and a delicious recipe.
As an “Obsidianado”, you’ll enjoy:
Fete de vendage 2013
Forty or so wine club members donned their french attire to celebrate the completion of harvest in April 2013. A fabulous lunch was held at the vineyard and our resident foodie, Gill Osborne prepared a stunning four course lucnh served with Obsidian wines.
Al Fresco Dinner 2013
On the 18 February we had a full house for the annual "Al Fresco" Dinner. Normally held in January, we moved this event to February this year and we were rewarded with a balmy evening under the stars at the cellar door and enjoyed a delightful meal skilfully prepared by local foodie Gill Osborne. Lindsay Spilman, proprietor of Obsidian brought out some of Obsidian's library wines including the Obsidian Cab/Merlot 1997 and the Weeping Sands Merlot 2004. Both wines worked beautifully with the tender pork belly and butterflied lamb. The Weeping Sands Rose 2011 was matched perfectly with the carpaccio of salmon with fennel, orange and black olives.
Trophy Trail Walk
The weather held for the Onetangi Trophy Trail walk on 5 February and an enthusiastic group of club members dawned their hiking boots and walked the peaceful little hidden valley where grapes & olive trees share a peaceful quiet space. Along the walk they deviated from the main trophy trail to take in some views of the established Te Motu & Stonyridge vineyards. Obsidian's director Lindsay Spilman provided a commentary on the vineyards & wines of the valley. Towards the end of the stroll they stopped at the new Obsidian "Syrah Terraces" to observe the French style high density planting at the crest of "Block One". They enjoyed a taste of the Obsidian 2009 Syrah and dreamt of things to come as they gazed out from this beautiful vantage point.
Some guidance as to the “anticipated maturity” of our wines.
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