Hawkshead 2017 Pinot Gris. 2015 Riesling and Bannockburn Pinot Noir, and 2014 ‘First Vines’ Pinot Noir
Smoking Loon, La Crema, McManis and The Crusher Releases
Two Sisters Central Otago Pinot Gris 2016
Clearview Estate 2016 ‘Old Olive Block’, Enigma’ and ‘The Basket Press’
Ceres 2017 ‘Swansong’ Pinot Gris and 2016 ‘Composition’ Pinot Noir
Vicarage Lane Canterbury Pinot Noir 2016
Paddy Borthwick 2017 Riesling and Chardonnay, and 2016 Left Hand and Right Hand Pinot Noirs
Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016
Villa Maria ‘Ngakirikiri’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Paxton ‘NOW’ Shiraz 2017 and Hogshead Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Kuru Kuru and Tarras Vineyards Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Red Queen Marlborough Pinot Nor Rosé 2017
Waipara Valley Wines Blanc de Blanc, 2016 Sauvignon, and 2016 Pinot Noir
Elephant Hill 2016 Sauvignon Blanc and Reserve Chardonnay
Aix Rosé, A Torres Selection and Lustau Vermut from EuroVintage
Mills Reef 2017 ‘Reserve’ Pinot Gris and Chardonnay
Nevis Bluff ‘Duke of Cromwell’ Pinot Blanc 2017, and 2017 Rosé, 2014 Pinot Gris and 2013 Pinot Noir
Smith and Sheth ‘CRU’ Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Syrah Releases
Palliser Estate Martinborough Pinot Gris 2017
Karikari Estates 2014 ‘Calypso’ and 2015 Chardonnays, 2016 Viognier and 2015 Syrah and Pinotage
Auntsfield 2016 ‘Single Vineyard’ Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
The Crossings ‘Wild’ Awatere Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Pisa Range Estate‘ Black Poplar’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015
Z Wine ‘Rustica’ ‘Reserve’ Barossa Valley Shiraz 2015
Grava Wines 2016 Martinborough Sauvignon, Rosé, Riesling and Pinot Noir
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Links to Favourites and Friends

Beefsteak and Burgundy Club -  
Networking clubs based on the sharing and enjoyment of wine and food. Australian formed with branches in New Zealand and around the world
Cancer Society of New Zealand Inc. –
Enormously human and helpful services and the best source of information for those encountering cancer, whether patients, family and support people
Consumer NZ -
Independent consumer information for New Zealanders, including wine and beer
Independent Wine Reviewers
These are my fellow on-line wine writers and reviewers who are ‘Friends and Favourites'. All have significant wine tasting if not judging experience and I admire their work and enthusiasm. They continue to inspire me and encourage me in my endeavours
Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, is my guru. He's N.Z.'s best wine educator and he reviews with unrivalled conciseness a myriad of wines. Bob is wonderful to judge and drink wines with
Geoff Kelly has the most precise and detailed tasting notes I know of. He's been a brilliant mentor and thinks more deeply about wines than anyone else I know. An expert on aged wines
* Sam
Sam and I are the Asian wine writers who will take over the world (well, N.Z. anyway). A sensitive man with a great palate, who writes with real empathy. A kindred spirit

* Joelle Thomson -
Joelle's a Wellington girl gone far, now a widely circulated and well-respected wine writer and author with a very experienced palate, in-tune with the wider consumer market

* Elissa Jordan -
Elissa represents the new wave of wine writer and blogger. Originally calling herself a neophyte, she thinks, drinks and writes about wine as seriously as anyone I know

* Warren Barton -
Warren is one of this country's most honest and down-to-earth wine writers with a long track record in journalism. He calls it the way he sees it, and he's invariably right, because it's common sense
Informed and opinioned blog of Wairarapa-based journalist with a healthy interest in wine
Land of Wine Tours -
Private wine tours and travel arrangements, working with bespoke travel operators, to vineyards, kitchens and this country's treasures, by Bill Hird, a well-connected wine and food lover, and all-round nice guy

NZ Wine -
The official site of New Zealand Winegrowers and the New Zealand wine industry. The definitive statistics on the state of the grape and wine nation
P E Logistics -
Wellington-based logistics, warehousing and distribution services. Immaculately clean warehousing!

Proper Crisps -
My favourite potato crisps, made in Nelson, pure, unadulterated with real potato flavour and subtle seasoning.  They go with wines too!

Store-it -
Self-storage facility at Ngauranga, Wellington. Different storage plans available for wine cellaring

Tairawhiti Tours -
Prue Younger is Gisborne's keenest fan. Her tours of Gisborne have themes of Wine, Cuisine, Place and Journey

Victoria Taylor and Kirstin O'Brien are designers of exquisite jewellery pieces from gold, silver, precious gemstones and pearls. Bespoke, individual designs are a specialty
Verve Consulting -
Event management company with experience and expertise with wine - Pinot Noir 2001, 2004 conferences, LOTR premieres and much more
West Auckland –
This visitors' accommodation and holiday guide to the historic West Auckland region has details for the many and varied winemakers, traditional and new, all worth visiting
Willco Tree Services -
Quality workmanship by qualified and experienced staff in all types of tree care and stump removal in the greater Wellington area

Wine Jobs Online -
The most useful site for wine industry personnel and an excellent all-round resource

Raymond's slightly irreverent blog on mainly older wines, some from a long-left cellar, tasted and consumed with anonymous friends
Wine Show -
Results and information for all of the major New Zealand wine judging competitions
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