John Saker book, Pinot Noir – the New Zealand Story, says, “it seems barely credible that Felton Road’s first Pinot Noir was a product of the 1997 vintage. It is not the only book to say this, but is just not true. I am the proud possessor of invoice no.1 for 25 cases of the 1995 vintage. How did this come about?
Of all the family suppliers we have, perhaps the most remarkable is that of Michel Picard. Just over forty years ago they were a small company based in Chagny, mainly selling table wine to local restaurants; now they are the second largest wine and spirit group in Burgundy.