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Nicholas Paris: one of the world’s hardest working Masters of Wine

The Real Review
4 December 2023
With the help of his New Zealand-born father Stanley and brother Alan, he has helped restore an historic stone winery dating back to the 1870s and built three luxury cottages and an underground barrel cellar. The Monte Christo winery in Clyde, Central Otago, is now open for business.

Historic Monte Christo Winery opens its doors in Central Otago

The Shout Magazine
30 November, 2023
Central Otago’s Monte Christo Winery has announced its grand opening and the release of its inaugural wines.

In footsteps of wine masters

Otago Daily Times
11 November, 2023
A new cellar door with a fascinating back story is opening near Clyde later this month, amid a wider winery development. Business editor Sally Rae talks to wine consultant Nicholas Paris about the rebirth of Monte Christo.

Following Féraud

NZ Winegrower Magazine
October / November, 2023
A family dedicated to history, hospitality and wine is bringing the past to life at the 150-year old Monte Christo Winery in Clyde.

Family working to resurrect South Island's oldest winery

Business Desk - Bob Campbell, MW
16 April, 2023
The oldest winery in the South Island is being rebuilt and will be open to visitors in November. The historical building was constructed 151 years ago by the father of Central Otago winemaking, Frenchman Jean Desiré Féraud.

Turning Monte Christo’s history into a local asset

The Central App
24 January, 2023
A Dunedin born entrepreneur is driving the reinvention of Monte Christo Winery and bringing the history of the property alive again.

Grapes a bunch of history

Otago Daily Times
23 January, 2022
The goldminer turned winemaker is widely credited as the original commercial winegrower in Central Otago.

Modern genetic testing Identifies historic grapevine in Central Otago

Bragato Research Institute
12 October, 2021
Some of the first grapes were planted more than 150 years ago by French immigrant Jean Désiré Féraud on his property near Clyde.

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