I have recently visited Torlesse with my husband on a Waipara Winery Tour. I did some research in advance to find out how we should best spend our time. Obviously my very scientific 'research' included checking out TA reviews. I read some very interesting reviews about the wine-maker at Torlesse and was intrigued. In fact...he was probably the main reason to visit...I thought it would be entertaining to banter with this allegedly outrageous character. But alas....he was chained up out the back frothing at the mouth (or he might have been if previous TA reviews are anything to go by) and we got the wife. Wife was lovely and an excellent hostess and I suspect husband would have been too...maybe some people are just a little bit too 'PC' and have absolutely no SOH. Who knows but what a shame not to meet him after all the hilarious/ridiculous reviews (and his witty replies). We enjoyed the spirit and spunk of Torlesse...let husband loose on the general public again...surely he doesn't bite...? The wines weren't our faves of the tour but they were nice enough to happily buy 3 bottles.
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