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. […]

Terrace Edge 2014 Liquid Geography Riesling

Wine: Terrace Edge 2014 Liquid Geography Riesling Awarded: NZ Organic Wine Awards Wine of the Show 2016 & Gold  (2016) Region: Waipara Website: http://terraceedge.co.nz/ Buy: Click here Notes: We are thrilled to have our ‘2016 Wine of the Show’ available from the vineyard for sub $20, further proof that quality organic wine is well within the […]

2016 Results

We are please to announce the results of the 2016 NZ Organic Wine Awards. Many thanks to all of the vineyards who participated in this years awards, as well as judges and other volunteers who made these awards possible. To download a full press release please Click Here Please click the results below for tasting notes […]

Kaimira Estate – 2015 Sustainable Vineyard of the Year

NZ Organic Wine Awards: Sustainable Vineyard of the year 2015: Kaimira Estate For 2015 we introduced a new accolade to our arsenal, the sustainable vineyard of the year.  Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ)  maintains and checks (through external audits) a hugely credible system to ensure that accredited vineyards follow a ‘best practice model of environmental practices […]

Muddy Water Pinot Noir 2013

Wine: Muddy Water Pinot Noir 2013 Awarded: Gold (2015) Region: Waipara, Canterbury. Website: http://www.muddywater.co.nz/ Notes: Strong, alluring aroma’s of plum, blackberries and floral hints. The palate reveals layers of summer berries, ripe stone-fruit, aromatic nuances,  dried apricot (yes, apricot!) and herbaceous tones, ultimately leading to a pleasant sustained dry finish. Highly recommended addition to your cellar, gold […]

Richmond Plains Blue Moon Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Richmond Plains Blue Moon

Wine: Richmond Plains Blue Moon Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Awarded: Gold  (2015) Region: Nelson Website: www.organicwines.co.nz Notes: A stunning wine, once again receiving a gold at the 2015 NZ Organic Wine Awards. 10% fermented in Oak barrels which reduces acidity found in Sauvignon Blanc and increase complexity. The aroma contains sweet and savoury nuances, including rock melon, citrus and herbaceous […]

Urlar Select Parcels Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Urlar Select Parcel Sauvignon Blanc

Wine: Urlar Select Parcels Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Awarded: Gold  (2015) Region: Wairarapa Website: http://www.urlar.co.nz/ Notes: A wonderful example of a mature look at Sauvignon Blanc. Fermented in french oak barriques for 8 months has given this wine huge depth and layers of complexity seldom found in this varietal. Herbaceous and mineral nuances in the aroma with hints of […]