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Tony Bish ‘Fat & Sassy’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018
It is well-recognised that Tony Bish is one of this country’s best makers of Chardonnay. Not only is this based on his track record with the Sacred ... Read more
Lime Hill 2017 Wairarapa Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Lime Hill Vineyard is the joint wine venture of Karl Johner of Johner Estate at Gladstone with his winemaker Raphael Burki. The small vineyard is clos... Read more
Fernhook Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Fernhook is a supporting brand for Russell Hooper and Sarah Inkersell of Fairbourne Estate in Marlborough. As with the Fairbourne Estate wines, Fernho... Read more
The Hunting Lodge 2018 Marlborough Pinot Gris and ‘Home Block’ Sauvignon Blanc
Along with the refurbishments to the Waimauku Hunting Lodge cellar door, café, restaurant, gardens and other facilities, new owners Brent and Denise ... Read more
Haha 2018 Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris and Merlot
The ‘Haha’ virtual winery brand is one of the relatively rare success stories employing the negociant model. Starting with small lots of 2011 Sauv... Read more
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews Recommences Service
I am pleased to advise that I am now out of hospital.  Unfortunately the severity of the infection has left me considerably weaker physically, but my... Read more
Raymond in Hospital
Raymond is in hospital fighting a serious blood infection.  The doctors are saying he is making good progress, and he should be back reviewing wines ... Read more
Villa Maria ‘Seddon’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013
When I saw George Fistonich and his Villa Maria winemaking team visiting Martinborough in the late 1980s, I had an inkling that Pinot Noir was going t... Read more
Saint Clair ‘Wairau Reserve’ Sauvignon Blanc 2018
The Saint Clair ‘Wairau Reserve’ Sauvignon Blanc is Saint Clair’s flagship wine and one of the best Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs. It is consiste... Read more
Ribbonwood Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016
Ribbonwood is a brand produced by Framingham Wines for exclusive distribution and sales in New Zealand through the New Zealand Wine Society (www.nzwin... Read more
The Luminary and Pencarrow 2018 Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris came later on the scene for the New Zealand wine industry, after fellow aromatics Gewurztraminer and Riesling, but has now well-overtaken t... Read more
Paddy Borthwick 2018 Rosé, Riesling, Pinot Gris and ‘Falloon’ Pinot Noir
Scion of the famous Borthwick Meat Business family which has Te Whanga Farm in the Wairarapa, Paddy Borthwick established 27 ha Borthwick Vineyard on ... Read more
Theory & Practice 2018 Rosé and Pinot Gris, and Craft Farm 2017 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and 2016 Syrah
Ant and Fiona Mackenzie have seen rapid growth of their wine business over the last year, especially with the ‘Theory & Practice’ wines made f... Read more
Hancock & Sons 2018 ‘Lillies’ Rosé and Chardonnay
John Hancock, one of New Zealand’s icon wine industry people has made a fresh start. For those with good memories, John arrived from Australia to jo... Read more
Wooing Tree Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016
The Farquharson and Bews families established their Wooing Tree Central Otago wine venture in 2002 to make top quality Pinot Noir. With 17 ha of clone... Read more