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     WELCOME TO DON WINES,

    HOME OF NATURAL, UN MANIPULATED AND HONEST WINES

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THE STORY

Don Wines is owned by Josefina Venturino and Alex Craighead (Winemaker). “Don” is named after Josefina’s grandfather Don Ramon Dus and is a homage to family, honesty and simplicity. Don Ramon, a native of Concepcion del Uruguay in Argentina, is an avid wine lover with a lifelong fascination with farming.

 

Straight forward, honest and hardworking, Don  Ramon encapsulates the image “Don” wines strive to capture. Consequently his likeness, as illustrated by the artist Agustin Schianamea, features on the first series of wine labels.

 

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THE PHILOSOPHY

The wines are made (or make themselves) in the most natural, honest way possible. There is very little intervention in the vineyard and this ethos is carried into the winery where there are virtually no additions made to the wines. (To maintain the integrity of the wines there may be a tiny addition of SO2 immediately prior to bottling.)

 

 In an age of manipulation and science these wines are a product of the “unlearning” of much of what Alex was taught in his studies and work experiences. These are “living” wines and will evolve from every tasting.  

 

 

 

 

THE REGION

The Martinborough village is situated in the wine growing region of Wairarapa, in the south eastern corner of the North Island of New Zealand. The vineyards are planted on old river gravels and the region has the longest growing season in the southern hemisphere. While well known for Pinot Noir, the region is rapidly becoming known for other varieties such as Pinot Gris.

 

 For more information on the Wairarapa please visit www.wairarapawinegrowers.co.nz

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THE WINES

Martinborough

PINOT GRIS (Orange)

Martinborough

PINOT NOIR

LabelDON-pinotgris2014-web LabelDON-pinotnoir2014-web
Release date: November 2014 Release date: April 2015
THE DISTRIBUTORS

NEW ZEALAND

Don Wines

www.donwines.com

info@donwines.com 

 

AUSTRALIA

Brooks & Amos

www.brooksandamos.com

info@brooksandamos.com

 

HONG KONG

La Cabane Group

www.lacabane.hk

info@lacabane.hk

 

JAPAN

Wine Diamonds

www.winediamonds.co.jp

info@winediamonds.co.jp

 

FINLAND

Three Barrel Project

www.threebarrelproject.com

samuli@threebarrelproject.com

 

NORWAY

Non DOS

www.nondos.no

frederik@nondos.no

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+64 6 304 7023

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