Carlos Huber jetted to the lands down under this month to launch Arquiste in New Zealand and Australia. We caught up with him on Waiheke, a wine-producing island in The Harbour of Sparkling Water, The Waitemata, in New Zealand. There is an interview to follow. Today let’s wander around Waiheke Island with Carlos and see what his nose found.
Guest Post by Carlos Huber
The strong, green and woody scent of clipped pines dividing certain cellar doors and vineyards
Young olives, smelling of a more pungent extra virgin olive oil, slightly bitter (you almost smell in the back of your mouth)
Scent-less but beautiful flower
Clay, earth, trees and shrubs, bathed by the salty sea and cooked by the warm sun
The salty, algae-full and swampy scent of bays in low-tide
Me at the beach!
The deep fruity, currant, and vanilla tones of Waiheke Shiraz, Cabernet and Bordeaux blends
Walking through the Waiheke “greenery”-
Wet earth, wood chips, fleshy vines
Collecting scents- honeysuckle plus sweet, honey-like Mediterranean flower.
Can anyone identify this flower from the petals?
Grass (dry and green), wild flowers, sand, volcanic earth
Me under the dusty, sunny olive trees at Stonyridge vineyards
Thank you Carlos for sharing these scents, your photos and thoughts.
A Sample pack of the entire Arquiste range will go to the person who correctly identifies the unidentified pink flower underneath the honeysuckle.