Passing of an Era

passing of an era

28 May 2014

One of the pioneers of the Central Otago wine industry – Black Ridge wines in Alexandra has been sold.  Verdun Burgess and Sue Edwards established Black Ridge in the early 1980’s and were part of a small enthusiastic bunch of pioneering growers.  A small farewell function involving some of the other pioneers was held recently.  Verdun and Sue - thanks for the fun times, great memories and beautiful wines – we wish you well in your future pursuits.

Photo - check out that Rocky landscape!

Rob Hay(Chard Farm), Bill Grant(William Hill),Verdun Burgess(Black Ridge),Rudi Bauer(Quartz Reef), Jill Grant(William Hill),Dean Shaw(Cowco), Sue Burgess(Black Ridge),Grant Taylor(Valli),Alan Brady(Mt Edward)


 

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