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Manx vintner scores with Ballasalla wine!

Pinot Noir wins New Zealand show event

A vintner from New Zealand has been showing off his Manx roots – with an award-winning wine he’s named after his hometown.

Ballasalla Pinot Noir is produced in Central Otago on South Island by Manxman Tim Kerruish, and won a gold medal at the New Zealand’s Royal Easter Show.

The wine also bears a Celtic label originally sketched by Island artist Norman Sayle.

Tim explains why he decided on the name, 11,500 miles away from the Isle of Man:

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