Artisan Wine & Beer
Small batch, sub regional artisan wine and craft beer makers abound in New Zealand. They are united by a common purpose: create and protect distinctive, diverse wine making styles and wines. Artisan wine makers make and blend distinctive wines that uphold their region's cultures and traditions from vineyard to palate! Artisan craft beer producers create quality micro brewed craft beers from around the country. Skilled craft beer makers in the art of brewing and bottling the best micro brewed beers blending together hops and malts to create the best tasting artisan pilsners, ales and lagers around!
Tony Firmin is the very image that belies the old adage that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. This English-born grandfather, former sales rep, sharemilker, restaurateur and orchardist has recently added winemaker to his résumé. Tony describes his venture as a boutique winery.