2022 Results

We are please to announce the results of the 2022 Aotearoa 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 NZ Organic Wine Awards Read more…

2021 Results

We are please to announce the results of the 2021 Aotearoa 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 Read more…

Giesen The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay 2015

Wine:  Giesen The Fuder Clayvin Chardonnay 2015 Awarded:  Champion Charonnay & Gold 2019Region: MarlboroughWebsite:  https://giesen.co.nz/ Recommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from RIEDEL Veritas Oaked Chardonnay glasses. Notes: Champion Chardonnay 2 years running, this Chardonnay is quickly establishing itself as the drop to beat. Handpicked selectively Read more…

Tapi Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Wine: Tapi Sauvignon Blanc 2018Awarded:  Champion Sauvignon Blanc & Gold. Region: MarlboroughWebsite: http://www.tapiwines.com/Recommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from Riedel’s Veritas Sauvignon Blanc glasses. Notes: It’s not often that a wine appears from relative obscurity, complete with probably my favourite label of the year, and blows away one Read more…

Amisfield Lowburn Terrace 2018

Wine: Amisfield Lowburn Terrace 2018 RieslingAwarded:  Champion Riesling & Gold. Region: Central OtagoWebsite: https://amisfield.co.nz/wines/Recommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from Riedel’s Veritas Riesling glasses. Notes: The Lowburn Riesling, the sweeter of Amisfield’s two Riesling offerings, comes in at 42mg/l of residual sugar, yet is crisp and clean with Read more…

Organic Branding

Let me set the scene on this one. I was recently enjoying a glass of wine with a friend, who, knowing I favour an organic drop, proudly produced a bottle of ‘organic wine’. The wine in question was a Stoneleigh ‘Wild Valley’ Marlborough Chardonnay. This wine retails for about $15.99, Read more…