Over the past few months I have had the honor and opportunity to travel to New Zealand to work at Pacific Rim Oenology Services in Marlborough for the 2014 harvest. During that time I worked with wines from all over the country. I should have done more in the form of sending "at the moment" messages back home, but I'm from the school of thought that says why not spend my time living life rather than in front of an email message prompt. That being said, I will share a few stories and experiences of my journey over the next week or so. Although it was vintage and work was high, I was able to "squeeze in" a little sight seeing. It was an unforgettable experience and one that has already grown me as a wine professional and as a person. With a bit of hard work, I hope that it can be something that will help Kiepersol continue to be bold and strive to achieve more success.
~ Michael McClendon, Enologist & Winemaker