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Yealands 2016 ‘Land Made’ and ‘Single Vineyard’ Pinot Gris
27 September, 2016

The 2016 growing season in Marlborough had its challenges for Sauvignon Blanc, the warm and drier weather resulting in ripe, but softer wines. However other varieties flourished and I believe Pinot Gris is one of them. The growing season has provided richness...READ MORE

Caythorpe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
27 September, 2016

The Bishell family have been on their Marlborough property since 1880 and fifth generation Simon and Scott are archetype contemporary farmers who diversify and innovate to ensure the survival and profitability of their land. Their father Murray planted grapes in 1987...READ MORE

Pasqua Primitivo, Valpolicella, Passimento and Appassite
27 September, 2016

Pasqua Vigneti e Cantine began in Verona in 1925 when the Pasqua brothers began making Veneto wines. The family rapidly expanded, buying vineyards in the 1940s and establishing a bottling plant. The second generation, at the helm today, began exporting...READ MORE

The Mooney Cuvee No.2 Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2015
27 September, 2016

Mission winemaker Paul Mooney makes small lots of individual wines for clients overseas. Usually they come under the ‘Mission’ brand, but Paul has a special project with Sauvignon Blanc from the Wairarapa, the fruit being a little cooler than the Hawke’s Bay... READ MORE

Tiki 2014 ‘Koro’ Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
26 September, 2016

The Tiki Wine brand of Royce and Sue McKean has grown immensely from their first vintage in 2009. While owning vineyards in Waipara and Marlborough, it is the Marlborough fruit that is providing the McKeans with the most recognition...READ MORE

Cookoothama 2014 Shiraz and 2012 Cabernet Merlot
26 September, 2016

Cookoothama is a wine brand of Nugan Estate, based in Griffith, New South Wales. The Nugan Group was founded in 1940, the business based on fruit and vegetable packing, moving into juice production. In 1993, Nugan group further diversified into vineyards...READ MORE

Paul Mas ‘Single Vineyard’ 2015 Chardonnay, and 2014 Carignan and Cabernet
26 September, 2016

Domaines Paul Mas has its beginnings with Auguste Mas acquiring 9 ha of vines in 1892 near the village of St Pons de Mauschiens near Montagnac in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France. The family and generations have grown the business... READ MORE

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