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Owner, Viticulturist and generic generic link viagra Winemaker Craig Gasson began his career in the wine industry in 1996. Heading to Australia in search of what is 100 mg cialis vineyard experience and education, graduating from the University of Adelaide in 2001 with a degree in Viticulture.  Whilst studying, Craig immersed himself in the Australian viticulture industry, working in top Australian wine regions including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Yarra Valley , gaining further insight into the wine industry.

After graduation Craig was appointed Vineyard Manager/Viticulturist for the viagra us sales new wine enterprise that is Lamont Wines under the ownership of the McLachlan family..

Craig, along with the McLachlan's, then set about establishing Lamont as premium member of the Central Otago wine family creating a great vineyard and crafting wines of superb quality. A continual effort to raise the bar in the vineyard, "the pursuit of excellence" was written in permanent marker on the whiteboard in the shed! Some of the highlights included introducing cover crops for soil and insect management and refining best practice irrigation technques to improve wine quality. 

After 6 vintages at Lamont and true to kiwi tradition, Craig and Angela set off on a sabbatical within the wine industry. First stop was the micardis 80mg cialis 10mg interactions UK where Craig was hired by Chapel Down to viagra induced erection live head up their viticultural expansion. A 4 year project starting with a map, Landrover and generic cialis pills and drug interactions a fuel card in search of a new vineyard site. An amazing project with the planting of buy cialis phentermine 30 hectares on the North Downs in the County of Kent in south-east England and a 3.5 hectare vineyard in East Sussex.  The job also included looking after the current vineyards and managing the various growers in Southern England who supplied the winery. A fascinating experience including growing the grapes for the English wine served at the royal wedding of William and Kate.  The other benefit was the exposure to the French industry including vine nurseries and suppliers of vineyard equipment.  

After 4 years and keen for a sunnier climate, Craig was recruited to head up the buy viagra and overseas vineyard operations for a new venture in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada.  Again an amazing project where the owners had spared no expense in providing the resources to properly establish new vineyards. Extensive soil mapping of 3 terraces was carried out, with the planting of mainly Bordeaux varietals with a state of the art irrigation system. Canadian wine, relatively unknown outside of buying viagra in jamaica Canada, but keep an eye out for wines under the "Culmina" label in the future. Money does not make good wine alone, but when it is focussed on vineyard establishment perfection, then the chances of success are greatly enhanced. 

Angela worked in the tasting room for a superb winery in the Okanagan region called Poplar Grove who make some outstanding wines and have an impressive cellar door. Angela has also become very involved in both the vineyard and winery with many shifts pulled either on the crusher, or pruning vines amongst other tasks.  

Craig and Angela always knew that they would return to Central Otago where the passion has always been for Pinot Noir and buy cialis cheap prices fast delivery aromatic whites. When the opportunity arose to takeover Lamont, there was no hesitation in returning to the business that was core in the foundation years of Craig's wine industry experience.  

Craig and Angela (along with the two dogs Zola and BJ) now own, run and make Lamont Wines, continuining the tradition and philosophies that were created from its inception in 1999.

 

 

 

 
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