Babich Family Estates 2014 Headwaters Organic Pinot Noir

Wine: Babich Family Estates 2014 Headwaters Organic Pinot Noir Awarded: Gold 2016 Region: Marlborough Website: http://www.babichwines.co.nz/ Buy: Click here Notes: From the ever growing selection of organic wines being produced by Babich, the 2014 Headwaters Pinot Noir delivers on all levels. Deep aroma’s of raspberry and ripe cherry, laced with an intense spice. Palate of dark, ripe […]

Greystone 2015 Riesling

Wine: Greystone 2015 Riesling Awarded: Gold 2016 & Winery of the year 2016 Region: Waipara Website: https://www.greystonewines.co.nz/ Buy: Click here Notes: From our 2016 Vineyard of the year, a sensational gold medal Riesling. Aroma’s of zesty lime, apricot and mandarin. An elegant, expertly balanced palate of citrus fruit, honeysuckle sweetness alongside a flint minerality with a hint of […]

Villa Maria 2015 Single Vineyard Templar Organic Sauvignon Blanc

Wine: Villa Maria 2015 Single Vineyard Templar Organic Sauvignon Blanc Awarded: Gold  (2016) Region: Marlborough Website: http://www.villamaria.co.nz/ Buy: Click here Notes: Gold medal 3 vintages running, the consistency of the Templar is sensational. Once again the Templar hits all the notes you would expect to find in a snappy, tropical, crisp Marlborough Sav. Punchy aroma’s of […]

Hans Herzog Estate 2012 Tempranillo

Wine: Hans Herzog Estate 2012 Tempranillo Awarded: Gold  (2016) Region: Marlborough Website: http://www.herzog.co.nz/ Notes: One of only a handful of NZ grown Tempranillo’s, and certainly the only organic certified Tempranillo we could find, this Spanish varietal has been expertly nurtured by the wizards at Hans Herzog. Strong, dark ruby in color. Powerful stonefruit aroma’s present alongside oak, chocolate and tobacco. […]

Urlar 2015 Noble Riesling

Wine: Urlar 2015 Noble Riesling Awarded: Gold  (2016) Region: Wairarapa Website: http://www.urlar.co.nz/ Buy: Click here Notes: Pure magic in a bottle, one of the real stand-out performers at the 2016 awards. Aroma’s of manuka honey, citrus fruits, mandarin and tropical fruits laced with floral nuances. The mouth is perfectly balanced with the honey like sweetness […]

Richmond Plains 2015 Blanc de Noir

Wine: Richmond Plains 2015 Blanc de Noir Awarded: Gold  (2016) Region: Nelson Website: http://organicwines.co.nz/ Buy: Click here Notes: An almost unique wine in New Zealand, think an elegant champagne without the bubbles. An attractive light pinkish hue in the glass, this white wine made from 100% pinot noir makes the perfect aperitif, especially in summer months. […]

Quartz Reef 2014 Pinot Gris

Wine: Quartz Reef 2014 Pinot Gris Awarded: Gold  (2016) Region: Central Otago Website: http://www.quartzreef.co.nz/ Buy: Click here Notes: A very elegant, intelligent example of a modern Pinot Gris. Aroma’s of ripe pear, almond and floral nuances with a subtle flint like minerality contribute to a complex, deeply alluring nose.  The complexity found in the nose is […]

The Darling 2013 Chardonnay

Wine: The Darling 2013 Chardonnay Awarded: Gold  (2016) Region: Marlborough Website: http://www.thedarlingwines.com/ Notes: Ageing perfectly, this 2015 silver medal winning wine is maturing perfectly in the bottle and has marched straight to gold for 2016. The great news is that this is only going to improve over the next few years, so take the opportunity to track […]

Kaimira Estate 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

Wine: Kaimira Estate 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Awarded: Gold  (2016) Region: Nelson Website: http://kaimirawines.com/ Notes: In a vintage where many vineyards struggled to achieve the famously vibrant, Blenhiem brand of Sauvignon Blanc, Nelson’s Kaimira Estate has absolutely hit the nail on the head. Everything that you have come to expect from a lively, young Sauvignon Blanc, this wine […]

Black Estate 2015 Netherwood Rose

Wine: Black Estate 2015 Netherwood Rose Awarded:  Gold  (2016) Region: Waipara Website: http://blackestate.co.nz/ Buy: Click here Notes: Of all the wines entered for 2016’s award, this wine kept the judges talking, debating and praising the longest. Produced from a blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay this unique wine is truly worth of your musing as well. […]