2019 Vintage Wine Awards (2014) Results

To download the full awards release please click here  Champion Chardonnay: Carrick Bannockburn Chardonnay 2014 Champion Pinot Noir: Quartz Reef Bendigo Single Ferment Pinot Noir 2014 Champion Sauvignon Blanc: Clos Henri Sauvignon Blanc 2014 Champion Riesling: Carrick Bannockburn Riesling 2014 Champion Pinot Gris:Terrace Edge Pinot Gris 2014 ***** (5 Star Cellaring Potential) Carrick 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…

Greystone Pinot Gris 2018

Wine: Greystone Pinot Gris 2018Awarded:  Champion Pinot Gris & Gold 2019Region: North CanterburyWebsite: https://www.greystonewines.co.nz/Recommended glassware: To maximise the enjoyment of this wine we recommend drinking from Riedel’s Veritas Viogner/Chardonnay glasses. Notes: A Stunning Pinot Gris from this North Canterbury vineyard, with superstar winemaker Dominic Maxwell. Aroma’s of peach and nectarine, with floral Read more…