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Whakatane wine connoisseurs developed such a taste for Tony and Jutta Firmin’s fruit wines the couple installed their own winery at their White Goose Orchard at Awakeri.

The Firmins have owned the orchard for nearly 30 years but they only began using their fruit for wine-making purposes 13 years ago, not long before they opened their restaurant.

They grow strawberries, blueberries and feijoas to make both still and sparkling wines but Tony is halfway through planting a block of blackberries and he’s also put in 75 plum trees with more on order for next year.

Until recently the wine was made on the Firmin’s behalf by other wineries but Tony studied for his certificate in wine production by correspondence a couple of years ago while his daughter and her husband ran the restaurant.

Now he has received the go-ahead from the local authorities, and the Customs Department to make his own wine.

He has brought in equipment from Italy and although he describes his operation as just a “boutique winery” he says the machinery he’s using is the same as that used by the bigger wineries only on a smaller scale.

“One piece of equipment doesn’t look that large but it’s capable of crushing and mincing between 800 to 1000 kilos of fruit an hour.”

Tony says to begin with he will he trying to meet local demand for his fruit wines without worrying about the export market.

“At this stage we can’t make enough for our customers and we’re temporarily out of stock of both blueberry sparkling and feijoa still wine although I’m hoping to have some more bottled for Christmas.

Although the Firmins don’t export their wine some of it still ends up overseas.

A visitors’ book at the restaurant has been signed in recent weeks by customers from all over the world and Tony says many have bought a bottle or two to take home with them.

“Strawberry wine is the most popular followed closely by feijoa.”

Tony says he and Jutta have been invited to display their wines at a Food and Wine Fair near Auckland next month and with thousands expected to attend Tony says it will hopefully help promote Whakatane as well as their product. The English-born grandfather, who has been a sales rep and sharemilker in the past as well as orchardist and restaurateur, says he’s very excited at this new direction life is taking. “It just goes to prove that you’re never too old to change your career!”

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Award Winning Fruit Wines

Dare to be different

Welcome to White Goose Winery. Home of Feijoa, Plum and Berry Fruit wines, Whakatane’s first boutique winery established in 1983. At White Goose Winery, Tony and Jutta Firmin offer a selection of white, red still and sparkling fruit wines.

Our wine captures not only the natural essence of the fruit but the spirit of sun drenched environment. Available from here.

The winemaker’s award winning skill produces a wide variety of fruit wines using only 100% pure juice from luscious fruits full of summer flavors. To see some of our awards click here.

The winery is located within the clean and green fertile region of the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand. The “Wine Nest” operates as our cellar door for tasting tours and personal sales. Contact us for any enquiries.

Savor the Flavor.

“No longer drink only water but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments”

1 Timothy:5 verse 23

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Water coolers for sale: Things to keep in mind before the purchase



With summer is on, one thing is an essential buy for all of us, and that is a water cooler.in the case of water coolers on sale board found on a street, we all direct towards the place. And for those who have no idea about what a water cooler or a water dispenser is.The answer is it is a device which dispenses cold or cool water and makes you satisfy your thirst. While looking for a water coolers for sale, you may look in for two kinds of water coolers, one that needs a large bottle on top of it for water supply which may be delivered to you by a vendor or self-refilled from a water source and another type is the one which is connected directly to the water supply. Water cooler for sale means you get the water cooler at a discounted rates, say 10% discount or 50% discount, depending on the sales or the company.


Before you buy and go for any water coolers for sale offer always check whether the water cooler which is going to be delivered is functioning properly or not. Get a check right in from of the man who is going to be at your place to provide the demo. The reason for checking and understanding the product properly because the company or the store is selling the water cooler for sale means the water cooler seems to be from the old stock and needs to sweep.As a result of this sometimes the customer may suffer while purchasing such thing for the cheaper price. Hence it is always advisable to check and understand the demo properly. And in case any issue persists, call the customer care number or the company support for assistance. it is always advisable to have an extended warranty on such products so that you get a cover for services and parts replacement without paying for it as it will be cover in the amount paid for the extended warranty.


While buying a water cooler for sale make sure you see the features about the hygiene, safe and durable water you are going to get. It has some features which will help to resists the bacterium.temperature control is available or not. safety against low water level. Attractive front design the tank must be of stainless steel for hot and cold water. High efficient compressor cooling facility and a large storage capacity with a cabinet.

Also look for the product specifications, for example- The Rated voltage or frequency, the power consumption, the heating and the cooling power, heating and the cooling capacity and at last packing dimensions and loading quantity.


So these are few of the tips you should look in and keep in mind before you go for a purchase of water cooler for sale. Remember the water cooler you are going to make a purchase of, is going to be for the interest of yours and not for something you should be paying for again and again for it.Hence make a wise purchase. It is all good to make a purchase of a water cooler for sale provided you check it properly and keep these things in mind.


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