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VinEssense Marlborough
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Taste Organic and Bio-dynamic wines from Churton and Odyssey Wines. Jo and I offer a wine experience that will help you appreciate the local Marlborough wines, our unique wine-growing climate and the Organic and Bio-dynamic practices from our producers. Walk among the Pinot Noir vines of EATON Vineyard and taste wines from our favourite boutique producers.Taste Putake local Manuka Honey and Faversham Olive oil or taste some local hot smoked Salmon in the Formal Tasting.Order ahead a Paper Bag lunch and enjoy on the lawn overlooking the vines and Omaka Valley.
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Spent some time at this vineyard with Mike and had the most wonderful time. Mike has a great passion for wine making and took us through the art of his profession.The wine we sampled was great even bought some olive oil aswell.Well worth a visit.

Thank stephen B
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Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

Mike Eaton's approach to the wine experience differs from the usual cellar door experience. His location is tucked away from the main centre and, for now, his focus is on two boutique wines from the Churton and Odyssey vineyards. This will change once his own wines become available.

Passion is almost an understatement for the unbridled joy Mike demonstrates. One is taken to his vines for an up close and personal discussion of his beliefs methods regarding wine. Not surprisingly they mimic those in France where Mike had major experience. His mission is to produce the best, especially in the Pinot Noir arena.

His sense of humour is great and we abandoned further wine tasting after own visit as Mike represented the pinnacle. We shall order once we return as he offers a great door-to-door service.

Thank SueKot
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

In January, we travelled to New Zealand with two other couples. We had planned the trip for several months working with a travel agency in Indianapolis, Indiana. They did a terrific job of finding places to stay and visit that were unique and not necessarily geared to an American tourist. The country is beautiful and that beauty is only matched by the wonderful people of New Zealand. Of course, one of the highlights was a tour of the Marlborough wine country and a stop at VinEssense. The wine was terrific. Mike, the owner, shared with us his passion for the land and the vines. Can't wait to sample what we ordered and remember a marvelous visit.

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1  Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Mike knows the business of developing vineyards, applying Burgundian techniques and getting the most out of the terroir. He has access to boutique vineyard wines

Thank Thgmd
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

A trip to vin essence will enhance your trip around the Marlborough wine region and is a must if you want to experience the industry from the perspective of a smaller more specialised producer. Can't wait to taste what we shipped!

Thank Rmcfeel
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