People I love
By no means an exhaustive list - this is a list of just some of the dozens of wonderful people and places in Wellington and in New Zealand wine.
There are so many fantastic people and places in Wellington and wine - here is a list of my most unforgettable ones:
IN & Around WELLINGTON
DIRTOIR: At Dirtoir the philosophy is to champion wines that speak of place. A lot of them are natural, many from grower-producers. This is championing wines without pretension.
FOOD GATHERINGS: Food Gatherings is all about food as a source of inspiration, creativity and connection with people. The inspiring people who grow it, make it, serve it and sell it. Food Gathering events showcase the craft and passions that bring pleasure among food-minded people.
RAYMOND CHAN WINE REVIEWS: A well respected wine reviewer, advisor, writer and judge. He's also a champion of wine education and appreciation.
GEOFF KELLY: A lover of old wine, he takes a precise and detailed approach to everything he touches in the wine world.
WINE SENTIENCE: Wine industry consultancy, wine education and cellar curation services all served up in a open and encouraging manner.
MOENA MOXHAM: Infectiously positive and delightfully energetic, Alexandra Murcott makes some beautiful art. When not making art you can find her on her motorcycle, making sugar-free treats, snowboarding or hitting a yoga class. An inspiration.
WILD WORKOUTS: The fabulous Duck Patten will get you outdoors and get you moving. She makes working out fun – just the way it should be.
URBAN YOGA: The perspective from which yoga is being taught at Urban Yoga is that the practice can be used as a tool to help you know yourself better, to feel good about the totality of who you are and to go out into the world as the very best version of yourself.
Neat places to eat and drink in Wellington
CAFE POLO: 82-84 Rotherham Terrace, Miramar
SALTY PIDGIN: 5 Todman Street, Brooklyn
LORETTA: 181 Cuba Street, Te Aro
ORTEGA FISH SHACK: 16 Majoribanks Street, Mt Victoria
FIELD & GREEN: 262 Wakefield Street, Te Aro