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Let’s eat, drink and be merry!
Yealands and talented sustainable florist Yvette Edwards, have collaborated to bring you creative ideas and top tips for the festive season ahead. Follow her guides on how to gather from your garden (or vineyard in our case!), try your hand at Christmas Wreathmaking and get some inspiration for your festive table.
Yvette is a sustainable florist and stylist creating botanical arrangements and installations filled with seasonal, local flowers and foliage. Yvette weaves contemporary trends into her work whilst caring for the environment.
Follow along and see how Chief Winemaker Nat & Yvette took inspiration from nature and Yealands’ Seaview vineyard and made it festive!
There are lots of materials you can use for making wreaths: reusable cooper rings, vines or even long grasses twisted and bound to make a circle. The technique is also actually a simple one, once you have added your base layer of moss or grasses, use your wire to bind each piece of botanical material to the wreath frame.
Explore more handy tips and fun creative ideas for Christmas Wreathmaking with our downloadable guide.
Festive Table Setting
Wondering how to add a little more to your festive table this year? A few simple ideas can make your table beautiful.
Ideas include supporting local makers like those close to our winery in Marlborough; we think sustainability is beyond the environment and is about supporting your own micro economy, whether you’re buying from an artisan breadmaker, a potter or florist who’s local to you.
Gather from your Garden
There’s nothing lovelier than bringing nature into your home. You can do this by gathering from your garden or sourcing local blooms and plants from your local florist and plant shops.
Learn about how best to cut from the garden from our guide below.
Need some inspiration on which varietals to serve this Christmas? Yealands Chief Winemaker Natalie has picked some of her festive favourites.
Yealands Estate Single Block S1 Sauvignon Blanc:
If seafood is on the menu, go for an expressive Sauv like this.
Yealands Reserve Rosé:
This delicate Rosé pairs perfectly with soft cheeses & strawberry desserts.
Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Albariño:
If you’re serving fish or salmon for the main course,
give this Spanish varietal a go.
Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Noir:
If it’s Roast lamb for Christmas lunch,
then you can’t go past this trophy-winning pinot.
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