Central Otago winemakers: The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ (NZ)
It may be the cold nights or the rarified air but the winemakers of Central Otago are a breed apart. I have long referred to them, with affection, as the Pirates of the Caribbean. This has nothing to do with the prices they charge nor a cavalier approach to their craft, they are just good fun with a gentle dose of wickedness. They are also genuinely supportive of each other with a healthy understanding that as a clearly defined region there is strength in playing to a common agenda, rather than going it alone, writes John Hawkesby in The New Zealand Herald.