Terrace Edge Pinot Gris 2014

Wine: Terrace Edge Pinot Gris 2014 Awarded: Gold (2015) Region: Waipara Valley Website: http://terraceedge.co.nz/ Notes: A beautiful example of a fruit filled Waipara Pinot Gris. The aroma is full of summer stonefruits such as apricot, yellow peach and nectarine. These aroma’s further presenting in the palate- combined with a subtle honey-like sweetness and added complexity from the barrel […]

Odyssey Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Wine: Odyssey Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Awarded: Gold  (2015) Region: Marlborough Website: http://www.odysseywines.co.nz/ Notes: A  vibrant, lively wine typical of the hugely successful Marlborough brand of Sauvignon. Plenty of tropical fruits, passionfruit and lime on the nose with these nuances coming through strongly in the flavour. Complexity builds with layers of fruit, minerality and just a hint of savoury green […]

Urlar Select Parcels Gladstone Pinot Noir 2013

Wine: Urlar Select Parcels Gladstone Pinot Noir 2013 Awarded: Gold  (2015) Region: Wairarapa Website: http://www.urlar.co.nz/ Notes: Dark red cherry in colour, this medium bodied Pinot Noir was a stand-out in category.  Rich aroma’s of  ripe cherry, stone-fruit, hints of cinnamon and mineral nuances.  The palate supports the stone-fruit aroma’s with flavours of cherry and cinnamon plums. The minerality shines […]

Huia Gewurztraminer 2014

Wine: Huia Gewurztraminer 2014 Awarded: Gold (2015) Region: Marlborough Website: http://www.huia.net.nz/ Notes: A powerful nose of rose petal and tropical aroma’s of lychee and mango. A well formed and complex palate, dry to medium, with flavours of apricot, mango, rosewater and notes of ginger with just a hint of minerality coming through. A long, pleasant tropical finish- drinking well now or over […]

Muddy Water Hare’s Breath Pinot Noir 2012

Wine: Muddy Water Hare’s Breath Pinot Noir 2012 Awarded: Gold and Wine of the Show (2015) Region: Waipara Website: www.muddywater.co.nz/ Notes: An elegant and well structured Canterbury Pinot Noir. Beautiful rich aroma’s of ripe cherry, and dark stone-fruit. Medium bodied with velvety tannins. Earthy to taste, with spice nuances and minerality throughout to create a well balanced and intricately structured […]

2015 Results

We are please to announce the results of the 2015 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. (3mb) Please click the results below for tasting […]

Richmond Plains 2012 Gewurztraminer

Wine: Richmond Plains 2012 Gewurztraminer Awarded: Silver (2014) Region: Nelson Website: http://www.organicwines.co.nz/ Notes: A fantastic example of a NZ Gewurtz, produced in seemingly limited quantities, however we are informed there are possibly a few cases lurking in the recesses of Richmond Plains cellar- I do however urge you to seek out, and place your hands on any remaining stock! […]

Loveblock 2011 Gewurtzraminer

Wine: Loveblock 2011 Gewürztraminer Awarded: Gold (2014) Region: Marlborough Website: http://loveblockwine.com/ Notes: Intense characteristic aroma’s of rose petal and lychee tempt you to taste. The palate is full of tropical flavours such as mango, melon and grapefruit, perfectly balancing sweetness with the bitterness from the grapefruit for a well balanced, well structured Gewürztraminer. The sweet, turkish delight flavours drop […]

Sunset Valley Chardonnay Reserve 2013

Wine: Sunset Valley Chardonnay Reserve 2013 Awarded: Gold (2014) Region: Nelson Website: http://www.sunsetvalleyvineyard.co.nz/ Notes: The first wine of our 2014 tasting sessions that called for a cork-screw which in today’s market presents both as a novelty, and a point of difference! The aroma provides citrus in the form of lime and tropical notes such as melon set against a toasty […]