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Alexander and Dusty Road 2015 Martinborough Pinot Noirs
27 May, 2016

Specialising in Pinot Noir but also making small quantities of Merlot, Michael Finucane and Roz Walker have been drawing fruit from their 5 ha vineyard on Hinakura Road in Martinborough for 15 years. With their new winery commissioned in time for the 2014 vintage...READ MORE


Trinity Hill 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Merlot
27 May, 2016

The Trinity Hill ‘White Label’ range is one of the most dependable in Hawke’s Bay. The wines encompass fruit not only from the home base of the Gimblett Gravels, but also the other districts, some of which may be deemed more suitable for the likes of the aromatic whites... READ MORE


Greenhough Hope 2013 Riesling and 2014 Pinot Noir
26 May, 2016

Purchasing an established vineyard in Hope, in Nelson in 1990, Andrew Greenhough and Jenny Wheeler set about making some of the region’s finest wines. The original 4 ha vineyard has grown to around 11 ha now, but the core of old vines produces the best wines...READ MORE


Brennan Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011
26 May, 2016

Brennan Wines is a Central Otago Pinot Noir specialist producer with 13 ha of vines at the Queenstown end of the Kawarau Gorge. The Brennan family with land connections in the Gibbston district for over three decades originally sold their fruit to Peregrine...READ MORE


Kahurangi Estate Nelson Dry Riesling 2014
26 May, 2016

In purchasing the former and original Seifried Estate in 1998, Greg and Amanda Day took ownership of some the South Island’s oldest vines. The Days understand the value of such significant resource and tend the vines with much care and attention...READ MORE


Dragon Bones Waitaki Valley 2014 Pinot Gris and 2013 Riesling
25 May, 2016

The ‘Dragon Bones’ label was introduced by Peter and Teresa Wutz of Lone Hill Vineyard in the Waitaki Valley with the 2013 vintage, a Pinot Gris and Riesling being released. The name is based on their daughter’s name for fossils in the hills behind their vineyard...READ MORE


Mud House Waipara Valley Pinot Noir 2014
25 May, 2016

Part of the Accolade Wines group, Mud House has continued to flourish with its ranges of accessible wines and limited release single vineyard bottlings from its sources in Marlborough, Waipara and Central Otago. The scope of the operation allows special bottlings... READ MORE


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