Feature: Selling A Wine Brand To Make Wines From The Heart, Forbes

Selling A Wine Brand To Make Wines From The Heart

New Zealand is one of those countries, despite being a far-flung destination for most people, that tops most travel bucket lists mainly for its sheer raw beauty that reaches its ultimate wow factor in Central Otago (southern part of the South Island). Although it is now considered […]

Thursday, October 31, 2019|Interviews, Wines|

Feature: New Zealand Winemakers Come to San Francisco

New Zealand Winemakers Come to San Francisco

There was plenty of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to taste Wednesday during the walk-around of New Zealand wines at Fort Mason in San Francisco. At the same time, there were also Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Gris wines.

New Zealand has been a leader in sustainability over the […]

Monday, September 23, 2019|Interviews|

Feature: Loveblock Is New New Zealand Wine

Loveblock Is New New Zealand Wine

“Though I would be surprised if Erica and Kim Crawford were not sick of hearing about their old winery, Kim Crawford Wines, I need to mention it in this discussion. Kim Crawford the wine label put New Zealand on the world wine map with its lean and green sauvignon blanc […]

Thursday, May 9, 2019|Interviews, Wines|

Feature: KQED, Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Madcap, El Toreador, Juanita & Maude

Check, Please! Bay Area reviews: Madcap, El Toreador, Juanita & Maude

2017 Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand $20

When Kim and Erica Crawford sold their eponymous brand more than a decade ago, they followed their values to create a new wine brand highlighting the best of New Zealand. That’s when the Loveblock Farm captured […]

Tuesday, April 23, 2019|Wines|

Reviews: Gypsy Caravan – Vegan Winemakers Lunch

“There’s no better way to spend your Sunday afternoon wining and dining at Ponsonby’s much-loved Gypsy Caravan. Especially when it’s a vegan affair, where seasonal veggies are brought to life in the form of delicious plant-based dishes.

Known for their sophisticated vegan fare, Gypsy Caravan opened up their beautiful courtyard yet again to host another Vegan […]

Wednesday, November 28, 2018|Interviews, Wines|

Reviews: Kirsten Rødsgaard-Mathiesen, NZ House & Garden

SAVVY LOVE
“New vintages of sauvignon blanc are usually released in late autumn and winter, although a number of boutique wineries hold onto them and have only just recently released last year’s vintage. Loveblock is one of those wineries. Owned by well-known winemaker Kim Crawford and his wife Erica, it’s a boutique winery in Marlborough’s Awatere […]

Saturday, August 4, 2018|Wines|

Reviews: 90 Points, Gismondi on Wine

2017 Loveblock Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – Vegan Friendly
“Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc 2017. Awatere Valley, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand.

Though you may not be familiar with Loveblock, the winery based in the Lower Awatere valley of Marlborough, you most certainly have heard of its owner and winemaker, Kim Crawford. After achieving sizable success with his eponymous label, […]

Wednesday, July 4, 2018|Wines|

Innovation, the savvy little secret to Marlborough’s wine making success

Read about Kim’s first attempt at making natural wine and the exciting innovations taking place in Marlborough’s winemaking industry: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/104608594/innovation-the-savvy-little-secret-to-marlboroughs-wine-making-success.

Neil Hodgson, Stuff.co.nz (June 2018)

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018|Interviews, Wines|

Kim on Love and Life

According to Kim, 1995 was “the worst vintage ever” for the New Zealand wine industry. Find out more about what Kim has to say on what was to become a future-defining year in this NZ Herald article:

Kim Crawford reveals struggles of bad grape-growing year

 

Monday, October 30, 2017|Interviews|

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