Anchorage Sauvignon Blanc 2023

The concentration of flavour is both impressive and satisfying. The wine delivers outstanding value for money.

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2021

This is another beautiful wine from Blackenbrook Wines that exhibits the varietal purity we have come to expect from the Schwarzenbach family

Seifried Estate Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Intense, weighty, concentrated and flavoursome, this multi-trophy winning wine is an exceptional wine at an exceptional price.

No1 Family Estate Assemble Methode Marlborough

It may be made in Marlborough but the Champagne heritage of Daniel Le Brun is obvious in this finely crafted yet very approachable wine.

Blackenbrook 2019 Family Reserve Nelson Pinot Noir

I first tasted this wine several months ago not long after it was bottled and thought  it was an exceptional wine at the time, with extra time in the bottle my opinion hasn't changed. While Pinot Noir can be light and floral this example is a delicious, powerful wine with lots of character and intrigue. From the initial intense fruit to the layers of smoky oak and juicy acidity this is a determined wine, it has presence and character.

Blackenbrook 2019 Family Reserve Nelson Chardonnay

This Blackenbrook Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay represents a full style with obvious oak that balances the fruit intensity nicely. Lovely butterscotch flavours upfront are enticing but it's the balance of intense flavours, oak and ripe acidity that makes this wine special.

Blackenbrook 2019 Family Reserve Nelson Gewurztraminer

This reserve gewurztraminer from Blackenbrook Vineyards is a wine with spicy character, ginger heat is wrapped around delicate cooked pear flavours. The wine is medium/dry in style with about 12 gm residual sugar. The high natural sugar level has also resulted in a firm alcohol level. Rather than being overly intense and rich this is bright and fresh while retaining classic Gewurztraminer flavour.

Neudorf Rosie's Block Moutere Albarino Single Vineyard 2020

the layers of flavour that make it immediately attractive. The richness belies the off-dry to dry nature of the wine with a distinct saline character in the finish makes it a perfect match with cooked seafood. 

Middle-Earth Albarino 2020

This is a lovely expression of Nelson-produced Albarino, the acidity is ripe and juicy while the stonefruit and citrus flavours are complimented by a seaside-like texture. Perfect with fresh shellfish this summer

Lake Chalice Plume Pinot Noir 2017

Plush sweet red cherry flavours upfront are quickly balanced with soft spice and a hint of rich liquorice in the long finish that is rounded out with lashings of juicy acidity.

Neudorf Tiritiri Chardonnay 2019

From the first smell you know this is a wine crafted by the talented team at Neudorf, it reflects the familial characters we have come to expect from Neudorf wines

Lake Chalice Plume Chardonnay 2016

This is a powerful yet incredibly well balanced wine. Rich upfront with delightful lemon citrus in the very long, juicy finish. 

Seifried Nelson Gewurztraminer 2020

The mouthfeel and weight of this wine is medium in intensity rather than being too rich but is still mouthfilling. This allows the delicate lychee and ginger flavours to sparkle on the palate.

Aotea by The Seifried Family Sauvignon Blanc 2020

This is a grown-up, complex Sauvignon Blanc. It's more forward and more complex, it's not just about bright zingy fruit.

Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2019

This is a delightful wines with soft, powdery mineral notes, juicy acidity and oh so drinkable! It's no surprise that this wine has been so highly awarded and at a full retail price of $18 is exceptional value for money.

Aotea by Seifried Family Winemakers Cabernet Franc 2019

The deep flavours are rich and spicy with notes of black currant, crushed fresh raspberries and black pepper while the juicy acidity adds fresh vibrancy to the refined tannins in the finish. This is a wonderful wine

Old Coach Road Pinot Gris 2020

The full, rounded mouthfeel, beautiful cooked pip fruit flavours with powdery mineral notes are immediately attractive. Ripe, juicy acidity that results in a wonderful long finish means this Pinot Gris delivers quality and flavour way beyond its price point.

Seifried Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2020

The ripe citrus passionfruit flavours with background currant notes balanced with ripe but zingy acidity make this a super delicious wine with a delightful juicy and very long finish

Spencer Hill The Wild One Chardonnay 2019

This wine treads a fine line, if you are very sensitive to sulfide characters you may not enjoy the wine as much as someone who isn't. For me the flavours are complex and rich

Latitude 41 Nelson Hill Block Pinot Gris 2020 by Spencer Hill

The Latitude 41 2020 Pinot Gris is a richly textured wine with a medium-full mouthfeel and balanced beautifully with ripe acidity supporting the flavours of pears with a twist of lemon in the finish.

Neudorf Rosie's Block 25 Rows Chardonnay 2019

This is a very smart, though provoking wine, that the back label on the bottle says "Sleek - Viscous - Cohesive" and that's a very good description of this fine wine. Another cracker from the viticulture and winemaking team at Neudorf.

Tiritiri by Neudorf Pinot Rose 2020

The 2020 Tiritiri Rose by Neudorf is dry, yet juicy and packed with flavour making it a serious Pinot Noir Rose that deserves to be treated as a great food wine rather than a light quaffing wine - even though it is so dangerously easy to drink you can do that too!

Neudorf Vineyards 2019 Home Block Moutere Chardonnay

The 2019 Neudorf Home Block Moutere Chardonnay is one of the very best they have produced, with flavours that are elegant and acidity that is precise, while capturing the powdery minerality of the Moutere clay soils,

Blackenbrook Pinot Noir Rose 2020

The perfectly ripe fruit is balanced with juicy acidity and a touch of astringency in the long finish. For a dry wine this outstanding Rose is richly textured and a perfect food wine and is dangerously easy to drink.

Blackenbrook Pinot Gris 2020

The rich pear flavours are balanced with nice spicy phenolics and delightful acidity. The balance between intense fruit characters, juicy acid and the dry finish is a tightrope walked with precision. 

Blackenbrook Pinot Blanc 2020

The beautiful, weighty texture on the palate hints at the intensity of flavour to come, flavours that reflect the aromas. The flavours are mouth-wateringly delicious flavours and are balanced with a touch of freshness.

Blackenbrook Sauvignon Blanc 2020

This Nelson Sauvignon Blanc is simply packed with bright, clean fruit flavours wrapped around a beautiful ripe-acid backbone. The streak of acidity that runs through the palate is crisp and juicy.

Rockburn Pinot Noir 2019

This is a wonderfully well crafted Central Otago Pinot Noir, the winemaker has let the fruit shine while adding complexity with delicately judged use of oak. A delicious wine that delivers on all fronts - flavour, texture and simple drinkability.

St Pauli Pinot Noir 2019

Add a twist of sweet liquorice, delicious acidity and silky tannins and you have one very serious Pinot Noir.

St Pauli Vineyards Chardonnay 2019

I love this style of chardonnay, rich and packed with flavour but with delightfully fresh acidity and not a hint of overt sulfides in sight, they are just there for complexity.

Seifried Family Winemakers Pinot Gris 2019

Intense, ripe pear flavours are wrapped around beautiful juicy acidity and enhanced with gentle spice notes

Neudrof Moutere Pinot Gris 2019

Simply packed with delicious fruit flavours and fermented to off-dry this delivers complexity in bucket loads

Epic Blue

Enter Epic, who have just released ‘Epic Blue’. With 70% less carbs and a healthy 4.8% ABV, this drop is anything but sad or humourless.

Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2017

Vibrant, bold, full and rich with a gorgeous spiciness throughout

Hunter's Wines ‘Offshoot’ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

Perhaps seen as a NZ Beaujolais alternative, this is light and charming, but has some serious Pinot chops

Auntsfield Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

This is a massively (and impressively) rich wine with the seductive flavours of black plum, black cherry, a hint of smokiness with a nice touch of spice in the incredibly long finish.

Lamont Pinot Noir 2017

Made from fruit grown high in the barren hills at Bendigo in Central Otago this Pinot Noir is packed with layers of flavour wrapped around some ripe, juicy acidity

Beso Del Sol Rose Sangria

Light, fresh, fruity with a fresh off-dry finish. this is a delightful, easy drinking summer wine

No1 Family Estate Vintage 2013 Adéle Cuvée Methode Traditionelle

With layer upon layer of flavours evolving in the palate this is a stunning wine, a wine with presence and elegance.

Kahurangi Estate Nelson Pinot Noir Rose

Creamy texture upfront without being creamy in flavour, the palate weight is full and flavours of crisp cranberry dominate but with lovely background red berry flavours.

Chard Farm Mason Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Joëlle Thomson says the Mason Vineyard is an exciting new acquisition for Chard Farm at Parkburn and it’s the only vineyard in the Chard stable with clay soils.

Chard Farm Central Otago The Tiger Pinot Noir 2017

The Tiger is named after the late ‘Tiger’ Thomson (no relation to yours truly, although I’d be proud if he was).

Misha’s Vineyard The High Note Pinot Noir 2017

The Misha in this increasingly well known brand is co-owner Misha Wilkinson, who celebrated 11 years of winemaking in Central Otago with her 2017 wines.

Chard Farm Central Otago Mata-Au Pinot Noir 2017

Light in colour and big on flavour, this is one of three sub-regional expressions of Pinot Noir made by Chard Farm

Jacob’s Creek Barossa Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Almost jam-like intensity in the black berry fruits with a familiar dusting of chocolate.

Jacob’s Creek Barossa Signature Shiraz 2017

Soft chocolate notes add a certain richness to the flavours, a beautiful example of Barossa Shiraz form an outstanding producer.

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

This is a delicious wine, packed with layers of flavour, intriguing spice flavours, layers of oak and earthiness

Neudorf Rosie’s Block Chardonnay 2018

This is a beautiful, complex wine, a wine with flavour and character, character that is enhanced by a background saline character

Blackenbrook  Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2019

the varietal characters of Sauvignon Blanc shine in this wine, very clean and gentle winemaking using fruit from a fantastic vintage

St Jacques  Sauvignon Blanc by Blackenbrook 2019

This wine delivers incredible flavour for the price point. Packed with flavour yet dry and crisp, delicious drinking. Certified Vegan

Tohu Single Vineyard Whenua Awa Pinot Blanc 2018

Very rich, rounded and lush, packed with yellow peach characters, full oak ferment flavours, soft toasted almonds.

Tohu Whenua Single Vineyard Whenua Awa Riesling 2018

This is a typical young Riesling, packed with delicious lemon and other citrus fruit characters, even though the wine is only 12% alc there is no residual sweetness,

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017

Well weighted with good balance. Very good value.

Pegasus Bay Finale Noble Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Sauternes style barrel fermented noble dessert wine.

Hunter’s Offshoot Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

Made entirely from older Mendoza clone vines

Tatty Bogler Chardonnay 2017

look past the initial impression and you will find a wonderful example of Central Otago, a wine where the winemaker has used all of the tools in his arsenal to create a delicious wine. 

Tohu Whenua Matua Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

A delightful wine that is drink well now but has all the characteristics needed for it to reward cellaring for 5-10 years.

Tohu Whenua Matua Vineyard Albarino 2018

A bright, elegant wine packed with flavour withing a slightly oily, saline texture in the mouth. Textured flavours of pear and nectarine lead to firm and juicy lemon flavours

Neudorf Vineyards Nelson Pinot Noir 2001

This wine has held together remarkably well. There's still some juicy acidity in the finish while the flavours are bright.

Tatty Bogler Waitaki Valley Riesling 2013

Packed with flavour and complexity it's a wine for Riesling lovers and screams out to be served with food, maybe a goat's cheese tart.  

Untitled Pink Blend

An easy drinking yet flavoursome rose wine ideal for enjoying over lunch any time of the year.

Untitled White Blend

Rounded mouthfeel with layers of flavour but dominated by sweet pear and soft oak notes.

Rapaura Springs - Bull Paddock Vineyard - Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Delicious full palate weight, rounded and lush rather than crisp but still bursting with classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc flavours

Rapaura Springs - The Springs Vineyard - Verdelho 2017

Luscious mouthfeel with soft red apple-like acidity that carries the tropical papaya and pineapple flavours

Rapaura Springs - Rohe - Blind River Sauvignon Blanc 218

This Sauvignon Blanc isn't your run-of-the-mill Marlborough Sauv, it is rich and complex

Matahiwi Estate ME Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Super delicious, easy drinking style, crisp acidity with ripe, rounded fruit texture

Yalumba 'Samuel's Collection' Barossa Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

A touch of alcohol heat adds another layer to the flavours and textures and enhances the drinking experience rather than detract

Yalumba 'Samuel's Collection' Eden Valley Viognier 2017

Serve this with roast chicken, the richness of the wine will be balanced by the natural fats in the chicken white the white pepper will season the food.

Flaxmore Wines Pinot Gris 2018

This is a perfect food wine, in fact it needs food to balance the beautiful acidity, this is a Pinot Gris for serious wine drinkers

Flaxmore Wines Pinot Noir Rose 2018

This is a delicious wine, and like their Pint Gris it is designed as a food wine rather than easy drinking even though I would be more than happy to enjoy a few glasses late in the afternoon with some smoked salmon.

Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2017

This is a wine of finesse, elegance, structure and imposition, it demands your attention as the flavours and textures open up in the palate.

Thornbury Waipara Pinot Gris 2018

A delicious wine that, while being easy to drink, has complexity to burn.

Vidal Gimblett Gravels Reserve Syrah 2016

A very good example of an approachable cooler climate Syrah (as against jammy South Australian styles) that is packed with flavour, has a satisfyingly dry finish and delivers excellent value for money.

Thornbury Sauvignon Blanc 2018

A delightful expression of ripe Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Vidal Soler Chardonnay 2017

This is a beautifully balanced wine, with a very fine texture this is a complex wine that lovers of chardonnay will appreciate.

Vidal Hawke's Bay Reserve Rose 2018

The finish is fresh with crisp acidity that results in a very satisfyingly dry, juicy wine

Blackenbrook Sauvignon Blanc 2018

A deliciously easy to drink wine with a rounded palate texture and packed to the rafters with beautiful tropical fruit flavours.

Rockburn 'The Art' Pinot Noir 2016

This is an expensive wine by any standard but it is such a beautifully crafted wine it can wear its price tag with pride.

No. 1 Family Estate Reserve Marlborough Methode Traditionelle

Simply an exceptional example of aged Blanc de Blanc and as fine as any Champagne.

Rimu Grove Nelson Chardonnay 2016

This is a beautiful example of fruit-driven, oak matured chardonnay,

Aotea Methode Traditionnelle NV by the Seifried Family

Bright and effervescent in the glass the aromas are opulent while the flavours are rich and biscuity

Moutere Hills Chenin Blanc 2016

This wine is simply beautiful with a full palate weight, a round texture in the mouth and delicious white peach and mandarin flavours

Moutere Hills Pinot Rose 2017

The lingering dry finish ensures it isn't too sweet and creamy, just beautifully balanced.

Moutere Hills Sarau Reserve Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

a wine that is as complex as it is serious, delicious!

Moutere Hills Single Vineyard Syrah 2016

a richly textured wine with silky tannins that are so soft you hardly notice them

Spencer Hill Pinot Noir Rose 2017

A lovely off-dry wine that is perfect for enjoying this summer. 

Brightside Organic Blush 2016

The Riesling provides beautiful fresh acidity and red apple flavours while the Merlot brings warm berry fruit flavours and a touch of spice to the party.

Tohu Chardonnay 2016

While this description may make the wine sound as if it is rich and heavy the firm but ripe acidity provides balance.

Brightwater Vineyards Nelson Pinot Noir 2015

The wonderful fruit intensity is balanced beautifully with nicely integrated smoky oak flavours, all wrapped around exquisitely fine tannins.

Tohu Rewa Method Traditionnelle Blanc de Blanc 2016

Tohu Rewa Methode Traditionnelle 2014 is a finely crafted sparkling wine, made solely from Chardonnay grapes.

Brightwater Vineyards Lord Rutherford Barrique Chardonnay 2015

This is an elegant wine with a huge amount of underlying power, richly textured with layers of flavour

Tohu Single Vineyard Riesling 2016

This is a vibrant, enticing wine with generous lime characters and is perfect with fresh seafoods.

Blackenbrook Nelson Gewurztraminer 2016

This wine may be packed with flavour but it isn't too heavy, rather it is opulent without being cloying and has lovely acidity in the very long finish.

Brightwater Vineyards Lord Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc 2017

This wine is zesty, delicate and balanced rather than pungent and the flavoursome fruit concentration makes it beautiful drinking this summer

Brightwater Vineyards Sophie's Kiss Rose 2017

This is a beautifully crafted wine, careful winemaking has added structure without compromising the delicious fruit characters.

Middle Earth Pinot Meunier Rose 2017

Rather than being sweet and creamy this rose has class, off-dry in style and packed with flavour.

Middle Earth Pinot Gris 2017

the wine is lively on the tongue without being harsh, nice juicy acidity in the very long finish follows the  warm spice and ripe fruit flavours.

Tiki Estate Pinot Gris 2016

This is a complex, layered Pinot Gris that holds its head high above the stack of easy drinking versions, a wine that deserves to be enjoyed with food this summer.

La Marca Prosecco

Some Prosecco wines are a little sweet for me but this is a beauty,

Black Estate Treble Rose 2017

This is an exceptional rose, complex, robust and simply delicious.

Tohu Single Vineyard Pinot Blanc 2016

The wine has a wonderful creamy texture, is bursting with ripe yellow peach stone fruit flavours balanced with mandarin-like citrus

Brightwater Vineyards Lord Rutherford Pinot Noir 2014

Packed with delicious ripe fruit flavours and wonderful tannin and oak structure it grabs your attention from the first sip

Neudorf Vineyards Moutere Pinot Noir 2015

This is an exceptional wine that delivers quality far above the price point

Brightwater Vineyards Lord Rutherford Barrique Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2016

This is a delightfully complex expression of Sauvignon Blanc, beautifully clean winemaking lets the fruit shine while the barrel fermentation softens the acidity and adds complexity

Folding Hill Orchard Block Pinot Noir 2013

We expect beautifully fruity Pinot Noirs from Central Otago and while this delivers that fruitiness it is the layers of complexity and restrained power that make this a five star wine.

Aronui Wines Pinot Gris 2016

Lovely spiced pear/quince flavours are bound together with firm acidity, the residual sweetness adds texture to the wine and counters the spiciness nicely.

Aronui Wines Albarino 2015

flinty minerality and a touch of sweetness add to the complexity of the wine and the juicy acidity in the long dry finish is very nicely balanced.

Tohu Mugwi Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2015

For me the sulphides in this wine totally dominate the initial flavours in the mouth which is a shame because the finish is long, juicy and packed with zesty lime citrus characters

Tohu Sauvignon Blanc 2016

A beautiful example od Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Allan Scott Generations Riesling 2015

A delicious example of a wine that lets the fruit characters shine.

Allan Scott Generations Chardonnay 2015

Wonderful texture in the mouth, soft cream notes with firm oak characters

Allan Scott Generations Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Flavours of this Sauvignon Blanc are in the tropical/melon spectrum with juicy, ripe acidity in the finish.

Spencer Hill ‘The Wild One’ Pinot Noir 2015

This is a delicious wine with layers of flavour and tannin complexit

Kahurangi Estate Nelson Pinot Gris 2016

Incredibly long finish with nice juicy acidity that turns it into a delicious wine

Folding Hill Pinot Noir 2014

Wonderful mouthfilling sweet fruit flavours with drying tannins and a touch of juicy acidity in the finish.

Bannock Brae Pinot Noir 2014

A nice savoury style wine from Central Otago rather than being a big, fruit driven wine.

Bannock Brae ‘Marlene’s Gruner 2015

Lush nectarine-like stone fruit flavours with a burst of white pepper and quince spice

Domain Road Vineyard ‘Duffers Creek’ Riesling 2014

a twist of fresh pineapple and refreshing but not harsh acidity makes it a wonderfully complex wine,

Wairau River Reserve Viognier 2015

This is a wine that quietly sneaks up on your taste buds

Kahurangi Estate Nelson Pinot Gris 2016

Medium to full palate weight with flavours that have focussed spice characters

Gladstone Vineyard Pinot Gris 2015

A nicely textured wine, full in palate weight without being overbearing

Fairhall Downs Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2015 - Hill & Bray Family Estate

A wine with layers of flavour resulting in a delightfully complex style Sauvignon Blanc

Villa Maria Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016

This is an easy drinking, ripe style Sauvignon Blanc

Kahurangi Estate Pinot Noir Rose 2016

this dry style rose is packed with deliciousness, is fantastic value for money

Brightwater Vineyards Te Kahu Pinot Noir 2015

This recent release from Brightwater Vineyards is a stunning follow-on wine from their trophy winning 2014 Pinot Noir

Blackenbrook Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2016

This wine has a range of flavours and textures that are immediately enticing

Kendal Jackson Zinfandel 2013

This is a nice example, not as full in weight as great examples but is easy drinking and great with red meat dishes.

Wairau River 2014 Reserve Syrah

Deep, rich and bright in colour and flavour this is a super example of cool climate Syrah

Seresin Estate Pinot Gris 2008

The wine is a good example of a well made Pinot Gris aging nicely, developing richness and complexity

Joseph Drouhin Drouhin-Vaudon Chablis 2014

Refined and elegant palate weight, lovely ripe stonefruit in the initial palate with bright mineral citrus characters mid-palate

Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay 2011

Juicy, focused acidity in the very long finish ensures the flavours linger and continue to evolve in the mouth. A finely crafted wine.

Te Mata Estate Gamay Noir 2015

Fresh cranberry juice-like acidity make the flavours sing on the palate.

Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2012

This is a complex Sauvignon Blanc, richly textured and packed with ripe tropical fruit flavours

Rockburn Pinot Noir 2013

This is an outstanding example of finely crafted Pinot Noir and deserves every accolade it has had to date.

Villa Maria Marlborough Reserve Chardonnay 2014

This wine won a gold medal at the 2016 Royal Easter Wine Show so it is obviously a good wine, or a wine the judges like.

Mt Difficulty Lowburn Valley Growers Series Chardonnay

The wine has aged nicely and is drinking very well right now.

Saint Clair Family Estate ‘Dawn’ Vintage 2012

The flavours of this wine are as complex as someone who has lived to be 100, rich in character yet fresh and zesty on the palate,

Saint Clair Family Estate Pioneer Block 17 Syrah 2014

Another very good wine from one of New Zealand’s most consistent quality wine producers.

Alpha Domus The Aviator 2002

This is an outstanding wine and while drinking beautifully now will continue to age gracefully in the cellar for another 5 - 8 years.

Seifried Estate Winemaker’s Collection Sweet Agnes Riesling 2015

Since 2006 it has been awarded 13 International trophies and 28 Gold medals

Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2015

fresh flavours with a certain purity we have come to expect from Blackenbrook

The Luminary Pinot Gris 2014

Not the usual fruity style we have come to expect Pinot Gris to deliver but it is a very drinkable, quality wine

Tiki Estate Pinot Noir Rose 2015

A refined rose that is perfect summer drinking when you want something with a bit of sophistication

Saint Clair Family Estate Pioneer Block (point five) Sauvignon Blanc 2015

An excellent example of riper style Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc yet still distinctively Marlborough in origin.

Saint Clair Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Soft, rounded and easy drinking.

Tiki Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Lovely ripe fruit means ripe acidity so the wine is juicy without having astringent acid characters.

Tiki Estate Pinot Noir Rose 2015

A refined rose that is perfect summer drinking when you want something with a bit of sophistication.

Tohu Naturally Lighter Alcohol Sauvignon Blanc 2015

This is one of the best lower alcohol Sauvignon Blanc wines I have tried for a long time.

Penfolds St Henri Shiraz 2009

The style very typical of the St Henri heritage

Esk Valley Hawke's ay Syrah 2013

From the outstanding 2013 vintage in Hawke's Bay this complex wine is jam packed full of ripe berry fruit and dark plum flavours

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 11 Chardonnay 2013

This is a delicious Marlborough Chardonnay with richness and finesse.

Mapua Pinot Noir

Outstandingly good value wine.

Mt Difficulty Chardonnay 2009

nice poached stonefuit flavours and creamy characters that are balanced precisely with oak spice.

Brightwater Vineyards 'Sophies Kiss' Rose 2015

A delicious palate weight and texture that is packed with spiced summer berry flavours.

Old Coach Road Lighter Alcohol Sauvignon Blanc 2015

This is a bright, fresh, clean wine packed with flavour, juicy acidity and attractive fruit characters.

Seifried Estate Nelson Zweigelt 2014

dry tannins wrap around the sweet fruit characters making it a lovely approachable wine with character and drinkability.

Seifried Estate Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2015

A super wine, bright and fresh without any harsh acidity

Seifried Estate Nelson Pinot Gris 2015

It is a super wine that is seductively textural

Seifried Estate Nelson Gruner Veltliner 2015

This is a moreish textural wine with great flavour and balance,

Seifried Estate Nelson Gewurztraminer 2015

Ripe fruit flavours with an uncious texture and just a wee bit sticky on the lips

Old Coach Road Sauvignon Blanc 2015

A lovely wine, clean flavours and textures and with nice tension between fruit ripeness and fresh mineral based acidity.

Old Coach Road Pinot Gris 2015

A nicely balanced wine that offers a lot more than many Pinot Gris' on the market for a lot more money.

Aotea Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Full palate weight, intense ripe fruit, gooseberry, dry minerality in the very long dry finish

La Crema Monterey Chardonnay 2013

An opulent palate weight with firm butterscotch upfront with ripe yellow peach, pineapple and ripe citrus marmalade characters.

Hans Herzog Spirit of Marlborough Merlot Cabernet 2004

Decadently rich and luscious black berry fruits balanced with leather and herbal spice characters

Domaine Servin Chablis 2013

Lovely textural wine with powdery acidity

Rockburn Pinot Noir 2013

This is a beautifully elegant and very well balanced wine with plenty of 'yum factor'

Kahurangi Estate Pinot Gris 2015

Here is more proof the small 2015 vintage has delivered exceptional flavour and quality to wines made in Nelson

Johanneshof Cellars Pinot Gris Trocken/Dry 2007

The notes printed on the back label when this wine was released say "In this wine a heady bouquet of guava and violets lead to soft and mouthfilling stonefruit and pear characters. Drink now to 2010."

Neudorf Vineyards 'Home Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2000

Initial sweet black cherry, cooked raspberry and softly charred oak characters evolve into delicious liquorice flavours in the long, juicy finish

Domain De La Baume Chardonnay 2013

If you like your chardonnay big and bold you will love this

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Packed with crisp, ripe gooseberry and soft tropical fruit flavours this wine is an excellent expression of classic Sauvignon Blanc.

Kahurangi Estate Mt Arthur Reserve Chardionnay 2014

This is a young, complex wine that will cellar well for another 6-8 years or, as it is sealed with a screwcap, even longer.

Domaine Cazes Rivesaltes Grenat 1998

Port-like richness, sweet black berry fruits with lovely savoury spice elements. Fine tannins with some alcohol heat, a lovely wine.

Pied Stilt Reserve Pinot Noir 2010

At about five years old it is remarkably fresh and flavoursome.

Vidal Hawke's Bay Reserve Chardonnay 2014

Crisp citrus acidity lingers on the palate and dominates the flavours.

Sacred Hill Merlot Cabernet 2014

Layers of ripe fruit flavours with silky tannins and a a twist of juicy acidity in the finish.

Sacred Hill Halo Chardonnay 2014

The long lingering soft lemon citrus finish is delightful.

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 17 ‘Plateau’ Merlot 2013

Tried this again the next day and the extra time exposed to air encouraged the wine to come alive

Te Whare Ra Gewurztraminer 2004

This wine is holding up remarkably well, retaining exceptional freshness for an 11 year old Gewurztraminer

Neudorf Chardonnay 2014

This is absolute classic Neudorf Chardonnay.

Neudorf Vineyards Twenty Five Rows Chardonnay 2014

This is Neudorf’s nod to Chablis style Chardonnay.

Millton 'Opou Valley' Chardonnay 2013

This is a layered, complex wine that is very well balanced and great drinking with a chicken based dish.

Spencer Hill Tres Elegance Chardonnay 2014

The flavours are restrained rather than big and punchy resulting in a wine with elegance, balance and structure.

Latitude 41 Nelson Chardonnay 2014

this wine delivers a drinking experience worthy of a much more expensive wine

Spencer Hill Fume Blanc 2014

The rich, creamy texture carries the ripe fruit flavours nicely

Spencer Hill Reserve Fume Blanc 2013

This is a layered, complex wine.

Latitude 41 Pinot Gris Home Block 2014

A lovely wine and very good value for money.

Blackenbrook Nelson Muscat 2014

As we have come to expect from Blackenbrook the wines have a purity we don’t often see,

Graham’s Malvedos 1996 Vintage Port

Rich, spicy and simply delicious.

Gunn Estate Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014

it is the layers of spice from the mandarin citrus fruit characters and oak that add character to the wine

Elk Cove Vineyards Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Gris 2014

On the palate has a delightful freshness with ripe lemon citrus notes, ginger spice and a long dry finish.

Sacred Hill Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

shows that well managed vineyards can deliver great fruit in a difficult vintage.

Leftfield East Coast Pinot Gris 2014

Medium palate weight with hit of smoky apple and lush pear

Leftfield Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Soft mouthfeel with medium palate weight reflects the difficult 2014 vintage in Marlbourough

Toi Toi 'Hidden Treasure' Pink Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Don’t be fooled by the beautiful delicate pink colour of the wine

Tohu Mugwi Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2013

I think this wine reflects that memory perfectly, rather than being big and bold it is subtle, complex and powerful.

Tohu Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2014

a delightfully complex glass of wine.

Toi Toi Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Ripe juicy acidity doesn’t dominate but adds to the spicy complexity in the finish.

Left Field Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014

Fully oaked style but palate upfront is packed with bright, almost sour, citrus characters

Left Field Hawke's Bay Rose 2014

A very pretty wine to enjoy in the sun over lunch.

Milcrest Estate Reserve Chardonnay 2014

This is a beautifully balanced full style chardonnay.

Old Coach Road Chardonnay 2014

The wine has layers of complexity you don’t often find in a wine in this price bracket.

Saint Clair Family Estate Premium Pinot Gris 2014

Great summer drinking with seafood.

Stone Bay Pinot Noir 2012

It is a light, bright, fruit driven pinot noir

Kahurangi Estate Syrah 2013

This is an excellent example of cool climate Syrah

Kina Cliffs Reserve Pinot Noir 2011

Delicious texture with liquorice, plum and savoury mushroom flavours

Sacred Hill Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

Fantastic value for money, this wine delivers quality and flavour normally seen in much more expensive wines.

Sacred Hill Hawke's Bay Chardonnay 2014

Creamy textured wine with flavours of yellow peach, soft mandarin citrus and oak spice in the juicy finish

Sacred Hill Sauvignon Blanc 2014

The aromas are reflected in the flavours and rounded out with crisp lemon citrus acidity

Sacred Hill Hawke's Bay Merlot Cabernet 2013

Flavours of plum from the dominant Merlot are balanced nicely with some spice from the Cabernet and oak.

Kahurangi Estate Dry Riesling 2010

I love Riesling with some age

Domain Road Pinot Gris 2013

Full palate weight with a slightly sweet notes from the small amount or residual sugar

Richmond Plains Blanc de Noir 2013

Soft pear flavours in the long finish have gently spiced citrus notes making this a very nice glass of wine

Cattier Brut Sensation Champagne

This is a delightful Champagne that comes in 500ml bottles, perfect for two people when a full size bottle is too much,

Gladstone Vineyard Viognier 2014

Delicate pear flavors with textural characters that evolve in the palate finishing dry and juicy

12,000 Miles Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Tangy lemon/lime characters and gooseberry crispness make it a very drinkable wine.

Gladstone Vineyard Rose 2014

Bright, spiced red berry fruit characters with a long juicy finish make this a most attractive aperitif style wine.

Partisan 'Trench Coat' GSM 2012

This wine packs a punch of flavour yet is delightfully well balanced.

Mount Difficulty Pinot Noir 2009

The oak adds complexity while the age has softened the acidity and allowed the powdery tannins to integrate nicely into the wine.

Brown Brothers Patricia Shiraz 2009

This is a wine with big intense flavours bordering on being jammy but the fine tannin structure balances it nicely

Wirra Wirra Woodhenge Shiraz 2011

This big, bold, fruity Shiraz has everything we love about Australian Shiraz.

Craggy Range Les Beaux Cailloux 2011

This is an excellent wine, elegant and stylish.

Fromm Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

Drinking exceptionally well as a five year old wine

Greenhough Hope Vineyard 'Esperance' Chardonnay 2012

This wine is Andrew Greenhough's fist attempt at a Chablis style chardonnay and I think it is a roaring success

Seifried Estate Nelson Riesling 2005

Refreshing acidity in the finish adds another dimension to the flavours. Overall an outstanding glass of wine.

Aronui Pinot Gris 2013

This is Nelson, and in fact New Zealand, Pinot Gris at its best.

Woollaston Estates Pinot Noir Rose 2014

The bright and fresh berry fruit aromas are reflected in the flavours

Woollaston Estates Mahana Riesling 2013

Exceptional balance and structure with 3 grams per litre of residual sugar to add texture without any noticeable sweetness

Woollaston Estates Mahana Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Made using natural fermentation on skins before being matured in old oak and acacia barrels this doesn’t pretend to be a clone of a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc,

Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Winemaker’s Reserve Chardonnay 2013

Typical Hawke’s Bay peach characters with agreeable oak spice and a touch of bitterness in the long, juicy finish.

Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2013

Classic Hawke’s Bay ripe-fruit style chardonnay.

Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Rose 2014

Full, creamy palate with soft berry fruit flavours mid palate and finishes with crisp, spicy acidity

Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2014

A nice medium weight mouthfeel with soft pear flavours up front and followed by a touch of spice freshness

Esk Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Full, soft mouth feel with very soft tropical fruit notes - melon, pineapple

Waimea Family Estate Wines 'Spinyback' Riesling 2013

Delicious, clean wine with a satisfyingly dry finish

Craggy Range Kidnappers Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

Fresh grapefruit citrus acidity in the long finish.

del Vulture PIANO DEL CERRO Reserve 2004

A rich, vibrant palate with intense ripe plum characters wrapped around a fine tannin backbone

Neudorf Vineyards Moutere Chardonnay 2000

Who says New Zealand Chardonnay doesn't age well? This wines proves if it is made well and cellared properly it can age magnificently

Brown Brothers Sparkling Moscato Rosa

With a beautiful salmon pink colour and gentle bubbles this is delicious, sweet, summer drinking.

Sacred Hill Halo Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Succulent black berry fruits with soft black pepper notes tied together on a firm tannin backbone

Sacred Hill Halo Syrah 2013

This wine screams out to be enjoyed with a succulent beef rib eye steak from the barbecue or maybe a venison casserole.

Thornbury Gisborne Chardonnay 2013

This is Gisborne chardonnay of old, big, rich, opulent and simply delicious

St Jacques Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Soft tropical fruit flavours with powdery acidity and a long, juicy finish

Ara Single Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

The citrus and ripe gooseberry flavours are round and complex

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Ihumatao Vineyard Auckland Organic Verdelho 2013

With a long dry finish this should be served chilled and would pair very nicely with chicken and pork dishes

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2014

Quince spice notes give the apricot and ginger flavours enhance the full-bodied mouthfeel

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Hawke’s Bay Arneis 2013

Arneis is an emerging variety in New Zealand with young vine wines tending to be fresh but lacking depth of flavour

Villa Maria Private Bin East Coast Arneis 2013

This wine is an easy drinking style wine with lime, melon and a hint of ginger spice in the finish.

Woollaston Estates Pinot Noir 2012

The palate is full and dry with flavours of oak spiced cherries with floral notes. Fine but firm tannins add structure to the long juicy finish

Saint Clair Family Estate Omaka Reserve Chardonnay 2013

This is a full-bodied, rich chardonnay with ripe nectarine and peach flavours that are balanced with nice oak spice

Mud House Waipara Valley Riesling 2014

the flavours a of fresh lime marmalade with a twist of ginger spice to add some heat to the very long finish

Woollaston Estates Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Ripe lime and grapefruit citrus characters with firm acidity and bitterness in the finish.

Brown Brothers Moscato & Sauvignon Blanc NV

Low alcohol (7.5%) style wine with a nice fresh light bubbly spritz

Tinpot Hut 2014 Marlborough Pinot Gris

Flavours of yellow peach and soft ripe pear are balanced with an elegant spice and some quite astringent bitterness in the finish.

Tinpot Hut 2014 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Made from fruit from Wairau Plain and Awatere Valley this wine has soft acidity, typical of the 2014 Marlborough vintage

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Medium, rounded palate texture and weight, crisp citrus (grapefruit, mandarin) finish but lacking in the mid palate.

Villa Maria Private Bin Light Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

With only 9% alcohol this wine is labelled and promotes as having 25% less alcohol as well as lower calories.

Villa Maria Lightly Sparkling Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

I have never been a fan of sparkling Sauvignon Blanc and this wine reinforces my thoughts.

Folding Hill Pinot Noir 2012

This is a powerful wine with outstanding complexity and stunning mouthfeel.

Marisco Vineyards The Kings Wrath Marlborough Pinot Noir 2012

A beautifully balanced powerful yet elegant wine

Thistle Ridge Waipara Pinot Noir 2013

Named Champion Red Wine at the New World Wine Awards this is a very approachable yet complex wine

TWR (Te Whare Ra) Marlborough Pinot Gris 2013

Some serious winemaking input has resulted in a wine that is flavourful and complex

Old Coach Road Pinot Gris 2014

Full, rounded easy mouthfeel with ripe pear fruit characters, a touch of quince spice in the finish to balance the apparent fruit sweetness

Seifried Estate Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Lovely textural wine in the mouth with spicy fruit characters

Old Coach Road Sauvignon Blanc Light 2014

The lighter palate weight is not a bad thing, in fact it adds to the brightness and attractiveness of the wine

Saint Clair Family Estate Premium Syrah 2013

Packed with luscious berry fruit flavours without being sweet and jammy

Sacred Hill Rifleman's Chardonnay 2013

This is a big, intense, yet elegant wine with layers of citrus toasted nut and soft spice flavour

Villa Maria Private Bin Light Rose 2014

Villa Maria has released a selection of lower alcohol wines that are just the thing if you want a glass of wine with lunch or in the late afternoon.

Kina Cliffs Reserve Pinot Noir 2011

Rich flavours are balanced with a touch of smoky oak

Blackenbrook Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2014

2014 is a great vintage to have to celebrate your 10th birthday

Waimea Family Estate Wines Spinyback Chardonnay 2013

If you like chardonnay this could become your everyday go to wine

Wither Hills Rose 2014

A very attractive style that makes a perfect summer lunchtime wine

Aronui Pinot Noir 2012

A wine with great depth and complexity

Tohu Pinot Gris 2014

This is a complex Pinot Gris that doesn’t just rely on sweet fruit flavours

Waimea Family Estate Wines Albarino 2014

Lush palate with firm salty characters upfront

Aronui Albarino

Watch for this vineyard to produce more complex styles of this wine variety in the future but with more depth of flavor as the young vines get older

Nelson Gruner Veltliner

Lush, lemon citrus flavours built on a backbone of minerality and soft pepper spice.

Georges Michel - La Reserve Chardonnay 2010

If you like flavoursome yet elegant chardonnay then this is for you. Soft but ripe tropical fruit and melon aromas are reflected in the flavours.

Brightwater Vineyards 'Sophies Kiss' Rose 2014

his may be the first Pinot Noir Rose produced by Brightwater Vineyards but it is an outstanding wine and you can expect it to get many five star ratings

Rockburn - Tigermoth Riesling 2013

Made in a medium sweet style this wine has rich wild honey tones layered over refreshing citrus flavours

Seifried Estate Winemakers Collection Barrique Fermented Chardonnay 2012

The Winemakers Collection is a wine made in small volumes using only the finest parcels of fruit from the Seifried Estate Vineyards.

Domain Road – The Water Race Dry Riesling 2012

This Central Otago Riesling may be dry in style but it is rich in texture and flavour.

Saint Clair Family Estate Pioneer Block 24 Arthur Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Where most sauvignon blancs are designed to drink young and fresh I think the complexities showing in this one will continue to develop nicely for anything up to five years.

Devil’s Staircase Pinot Noir 2012

This may be the entry level label from Rockburn Wines in Central Otago but the quality is anything but entry level

Wild South Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013

If you like delicious pinot noir that is affordable, easy to drink yet packed with flavour and character then look no further

Waimea Estates Gruner Veltliner 2012

This is a fresh yet complex wine, it has a wonderful lush palate weight and is packed to the rafters with flavour

Seifried Estate Nelson Riesling 2013

Lively lemon citrus aromas leap from the glass and are reflected in the clean, fresh palate.

Te Mania Nelson Gewurztraminer 2012

This is a delightful example of this aromatic variety, succulent floral aromas with layers of rich flavour