Nestled in the heart of sunny Marlborough, New Zealand, you'll discover the enchanting Framingham winery. Here, the ethos is centred around making wines that people love to drink, and not just ones that are lauded for accolades and awards. Like every good winery, it all starts with the grapes. Framingham's fruitful vineyards span beautifully over 18 hectares of land; a spectacle, itself, for those who have an eye for landscapes.
The manner in which these vineyards are cultivated is what truly sets this winery apart. Riesling, pinot noir and sauvignon blanc are grown, but it's the method behind it that intrigues. Framingham’s wines are organic, sustainable, and made in small batches, a testament to the winery's attention to detail.
Framingham doesn't just take pride in their viticulture but also embraces its position in the community. A fervid supporter of local artists, the winery features a "subterranean" music bunker beneath its process plant, where music events are often held; a harmonious intersection of wine and culture.
The winery is housed in an original 1930's building, adding to its unique charm. Its rustic and homely aura keeps the visitors yearning for more than just the taste of its incredible wines, bringing a sense of belonging, a place where one can share stories over a glass of meticulously crafted wine.
There's a caveat though. You'll find the winery elusive, as its not typically open for drop-in visits; a testament to its commitment to keeping the process unhurried and focused. However appointments can be arranged for sensory journeys of the Framingham viticulture and winemaking finesse, a visit worth waiting for.
So if you're a wine aficionado who cherishes artisanal practices and have a knack for the communities ethos, then Framingham winery is sure to mesmerise you. At Framingham, it’s not just about winemaking, it's a venture laced with passion, heart and soul which is reflected in every bottle they produce. A hidden treasure indeed in, the heart of Marlborough, a journey to Framingham is nothing less than a voyage into the world of flavourful sophistication.
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