Joelle Thomson – Weekly wine talk, 1 Oct. Misha Wilkinson

Joelle Thomson
Writer, author, journalist

Misha Wilkinson founded and owns Misha’s Vineyard with her husband, Andy, who she describes as the perfect partner, even if he didn’t initially meet with her mother’s approval. Their brand is relatively new on the Central Otago scene. Their first vintage was 2008, a tricky year for them and the region in general, despite the high quality raw material they produce from their vineyard, which is situated on steep slopes at Bendigo, overlooking Lake Dunstan. The couple has since forged a reputation for making some of Central’s top Pinot Noirs and whites. It’s their two exceptional Rieslings that resonate most, for purists, in terms of white wine quality from this deep southern region. They also make small volumes of Gewurztraminer and Pinot Gris.

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