The heart of Gibbston Valley Winery will be transformed when
''a significant figure'' is invested in a new winemaking
facility, a highway underpass linking cycling trails, a hotel
and the first new planting of vines in Gibbston in years.
We have all heard of making a mountain out a molehill, but
what about making a bike resort out of a rabbit warren?
With the draw of Pat Benatar in town, visitors to Queenstown
struggled to find somewhere to stay as the resort enjoyed
more guests over the weekend than at New Year.
A new wine-making facility, museum and hotel at Gibbston
Valley Station is expected to be opened by the end of next
Alan Brady planted the first grapevine on the Gibbston Valley
Winery property 31 years ago and says he is as surprised as
anyone to see the winery celebrate a 25-year commercial
A black tie dinner next month, marking Gibbston Valley
Winery's 25th commercial grape harvest, will also mark
another milestone - the winery's support of Cure Kids.
The 25th commercial harvest at Gibbston Valley Winery will
produce an "outstanding" 2012 vintage, thanks to a "dream
run" of summer and autumn weather.
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