Chasing Harvest Rose of Pinot Noir Central Otago New Zealand 750ml

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Chasing Harvest was created by husband and wife team, Michael Kush and Jennifer Kingen Kush.

Our very first Rose sourced from a single vineyard in the sub-region of Alexandra. The grapes were hand harvested and sorted in the winery before being pressed utilizing a long and slow Champagne press cycle and then decanted with some solids to neutral french oak barrels that had previously aged Chasing Harvest Pinot Noir wine.

The wine was fermented in barrel for nearly four weeks with battonage once and subsequently a portion of the wine completing the malolactic fermentation. It remained in barrel over the winter ‘sur lie’ before being bottled in the Spring.
This wine features delicate red fruit and floral aromas with a flinty wet stone character. It has precision from firm acidity with added richness and depth.

‘Chasing harvest’ is a wine industry term that describes travel between the northern and southern hemispheres for extra vintage seasons in one year. After Mike’s first vintage in Sonoma, friends suggested we chase harvest, 23 harvests later, the rest is history.

With just our passports and backpacks, a passion for adventure, travel, and wine inspired us to ‘chase harvest’ across five continents, eight countries, and 23 vintages. We use our experiences of the world’s greatest wine regions to handcraft our limited edition wines.

Our journey has taken us all over the world from the vineyards of Burgundy and Cahors, France; to the slopes of the Mosel; the Western Cape of South Africa; Sonoma, California; Italy and Argentina; historic Douro Valley, Portugal and its antipodes Central Otago, New Zealand. We are grateful to all of the talented winemakers we have worked with along the way.


The Chasing Harvest label is based on a classic 1950’s bus roll. ‘Making All Stops,’ it lists the destinations of our travel and highlights our home base, Chicago. Each country represents a place we have worked the harvest developing our craft as winemakers.

This concept captures the spirit of our lives and project because for us, the journey has always been part of the adventure.

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