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Winemaker Matt Thomson’s two greatest pursuits in life, wine and kayaking, take him around the world. As well as working as a winemaking consultant across both hemispheres for a diverse range of clients, he competes on an international level as a flat-water marathon kayaker. The Paddler represents these two enduring endeavors.
Launching his own label with a Grüner Veltliner in 2010, The Paddler range has allowed Matt to explore and create wines he’s always wanted to craft. The 2012 Grüner Veltliner is sourced from close friend and viticulturalist Malcolm Adams’ vineyard in Rapaura, Marlborough. Fermented 90% in stainless steel and 10% in French oak puncheons, it displays wonderful, pure aromatics and a rich textural finish.