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Manx vintner scores with Ballasalla wine!

Ta feeyneyder cosney lesh feeyn Valley Sallagh!

Ta feeyneyder ass Yn Teelan Noa er ve soilshaghey ny fraueyn Manninagh echey, lesh feeyn denmys eh lurg e valley dooghys - feeyn chossyn aundyr.

Ta Pinot Noir Valley Sallagh goll er jannoo ayns Otago Meanagh ayns Yn Ellan Jiass, liorish y Vanninagh Tim Kerruish. Chossyn eh boyn airhey ec Show Caisht Reeoil Yn Teelan Noa.

Chammah as shen, ta lipaid Cheltiagh er y voteil feeyney, lipaid hie er tayrn ayns y toshiaght ec yn ellyneyr Manninagh Norman Sayle.

Ta Tim soilshaghey magh yn oyr hug eh yn ennym shen er y feeyn, as eh un thousane jeig dy lieh dy veeillaghyn veih Mannin.

T'eh ass Balley Sallagh, as hie eh dys y vunscoill ayns shen, as dys Ard-Scoill Chashtal Rushen.

As smooinaghtyn  er y cheeall jeh'n ennym 'Balley Sallagh', ta shellee gaase ayns Otago.


Manx vintner scores with Ballasalla wine!

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 of 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. He's from Ballasalla and went to the primary school there, and to Castle Rushen High School.

And thinking about the meaning of the name 'Ballasalla', there are willows growing in Otago.

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