We are not wine experts, but we are expert wine drinkers.
Glenice and I have travelled extensively around the globe and love the romanticism, hospitality and the fun gatherings to be had around a great wine. Who could not fall in love with the ambience of a hilltop setting in Tuscany, Italy whiling away the day with a favourite wine of the region - our happy place.
And ahhh the French selections country wide are amazing as those of you who have been fortunate enough to travel there will know. Our other favourites included Santorini and Athens.
We also love our own local wines here in New Zealand, our favourites are from Waiheke Island, I don’t know why – they just taste good, Gimblett Gravels in Hawkes Bay. Martinborough in the Manawatu, Marlborough and Queenstown in southwest of Otago.
And of course we enjoy a wide Australian selection from the Margaret River, (WA) the Barossa and anywhere else in (SA), Hunter Valley (NSW) and Yarra Valley (VIC)
We found ourselves enjoying all the above and of course have amassed a sizeable collection as a result. We became concerned about our wines in that I wanted to ensure we stored them correctly so we could always enjoy them at their best. To this end I spent a lot of time in our travels observing, taking notes and learning about key aspects of wine storing and racking. From the chalk caves under the town of Epernay in France to the rock cave of Chard farm in Queenstown to my mate down the road with a stack of boxes under the stairs. It is from these observations that I have set up Winerackers Limited as a participant in the marketplace to advise, recommend and supply wine racks and associated merchandise to support home, restaurants, retail and event hospitality around wines.
We locally manufacture our range, source a range of new wine racks, restore old ones for re-purposing and if the occasion arises will also undertake complete design and fit out for retail, restaurant displays or home room conversions into wine cellars for those wine aficionados and collectors that love to share their wines.
John & Glenice