Wine & Cheese Pairing at Olive Connection

On Thursday, November 5th from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Eduard Raines, wine and cheese expert, will be at Olive Connection in Brookline, for a fun and delicious class on pairing cheeses from Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Vermont with New Zealand wines from Vela Wines.  Space is limited, and registration is required.  You can find all the information here.  Looking forward to seeing you there!


WGBH Food & Wine Festival – Sept 17-20

WGBH 2015
Vela Wines is thrilled to be participating once again in the fabulous WGBH Food & Wine Festival from September 17-20.

This year, our 2013 Twelfth Night Riesling has been chosen as one of the featured wines for the Chef’s Gala on Thursday, September 17.  We will join Chef David Blessing of the acclaimed Stateroom restaurant as he pairs our Riesling with a Thai Lobster Taco with
Kaffir Lime, Coconut and Cilantro.

The fun continues throughout the weekend as we will be pouring all three Twelfth Night wines at the Artisan Taste on Saturday, September 19 and at the Brunch Bar on Sunday, September 20.

Please check out the WGBH website for tickets and more information and we hope to see you there!

All proceeds benefit WGBH.  Cheers!

DC, here we come!

Vela is very excited to announce that Twelfth Night wines are now available in the Washington, DC metro area! Our fantastic distributor, Five Grapes has already placed the wines in some wonderful retail shops and restaurants. More coming soon! Check out our where to buy and where to enjoy pages to see where you can buy or enjoy a bottle of Twelfth Night in our nation’s capital!

Vela Wines Job Opening – Vineyard Associate – Irrigation specialist

Vela Wines is looking for a Vineyard Associate – Irrigation specialist to work in our vineyard in Central Otago, New Zealand. Major responsibilities of the role will be to put in place, execute and look after an appropriate irrigation program and participate to various vineyard duties in accordance with seasonal requirements including:

• Characterize the soil profiles in the various vineyard blocks (use of EM38, resistivity, mapping,..)
• Set up an irrigation schedule accordingly
• Follow the soils water withholding capacities (AWR) and vines stress (sap flow, pressure bomb)
• Do all the irrigation checks and maintenance
• Pruning
• Shoot Thinning
• Wire Lifting
• Trimming Foliage
• Setting up, maintaining and removing nets
• Harvesting and leading harvest crew if necessary
• Performing irrigation checks
• General agriculture duties

Barrels anyone?

Great wines are also born out of the symbiotic relationship built over a nine month period when the juice sits inside its pre-designated barrel.  Other great things happen in nine months…
Watch this video as Antony explains his barrel selection.