Church Road Journeys of Discovery

How does creativity truly flourish and what does it have to do with wine? Acclaimed winemaker Chris Scott endeavours to answer this by talking to talented Kiwis from around the country and gaining insight into their creative process.

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    The Discovery of Furniture Making and the Urge to Create

    G How does the energy of water feed the energy to create? Church Road chief winemaker Chris Scott talks to furniture maker David Trubridge and discovers the importance of exploration and the ceaseless desire to create. The more he learns, the greater the link he sees between David's creative process and his own.

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      G How does the energy of water feed the energy to create? Church Road chief winemaker Chris Scott talks to furniture maker David Trubridge and discovers the importance of exploration and the ceaseless desire to create. The more he learns, the greater the link he sees between David's creative process and his own.

      G How do you turn a concrete jungle into a concrete canvas? Chris talks to Auckland outdoor artist Paul Walsh to get insight into how risk taking can push creativity and how that can be applied to the art of wine making.

      G How do feathers and ferns become the forefront of high-end fashion? Chris meets world-renowned fashion designer Kiri Nathan and discovers how her love of where she comes from fuels her creativity. Her belief that her surroundings should influence her craft resonates with Chris's passion for making wine that evokes "the taste of the place".

      G How can Queenstown's landscapes inspire an architectural legacy? Chris ventures to the beautiful city of Queenstown to talk to architects Sian Taylor and Mark Read. There he learns how they draw inspiration from the land and let it shine through in their architecture, echoing how he approaches making Hawke's Bay wine. As Chris's journey of discovery comes to an end, he reflects on the knowledge he's gained and the inspiration he's inherited for his own craft.