Word is out about our wild ferment, barrel aged Sauvignon Blanc (AKA WFBASB......hardly a winning brand name, still a work in progess!). No sooner had the first barrels started to bubble through the ferment bungs than we were chatting with Champion New Zealand brewer, Soren Erikksen, about whether he could convince us to spare some for an upcoming batch of sour beers he is making.
Soren is the brewer (and part owner with his wife Monique) of 8 Wired brewing. Having a number of ground breaking craft brewers (8 Wired, Renaissance and Moa) in the province is truly inspiring and given that our barrel aged Sav has the same mantra of "daring do" that these guys live by, it seemed a perfect fit.
So armed with more carefully selected grapes, we filled 4 more barrels with Savvy and will now let nature take its course until it is ready to be blended back with Soren's barrel aged beers some time in the spring.