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Tongue in Groove ‘Cabal’ Pinot Noir 2015
18 June, 2018

Tongue in Groove is the Waipara Valley based winegrowing venture of six partners, with the high profile Angela Clifford specialising in marketing and Lynnette Hudson as the winemaker. Since their first release of wines from the 2011 vintage...READ MORE

Delta Wine Company Consolidates
18 June, 2018

Delta Wine is a company and brand that is being repositioned following its full acquisition of shareholding by Neil Ibbotson of the Saint Clair winery from other founders David Gleave MW and Matt Thomson last year. The company was established initially to supply the U.K. market... READ MORE

Forager Waipara Pinot Noir 2016
15 June, 2018

Dominic Maxwell established ‘Forager’ as his family wine brand with a release of a 2012 Pinot Noir. The wine employed the natural vineyard ferment techniques that he had be trialling and incorporating into the Greystone Pinot Noir which he makes...READ MORE

Rapaura Springs 2017 ‘Reserve’ Chardonnay, and Marlborough and Central Otago Pinot Noirs
14 June, 2018

The quality of the Rapaura Springs wines of the Neylon and Wiffin families who own and operate the Spring Creek Vintners custom-crush facility in Marlborough has been continually increasing, and the wines regularly feature in top competition awards...READ MORE

Three Miners Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016
14 June, 2018

Three Miners is the Alexandra winegrowing venture of Paul and Kirstin Wright, Paul formerly a quantity surveyor and Kirstin a research scientist at Lincoln University. They acquired the 16.8 ha vineyard in the Earnscleugh Valley in October 2014...READ MORE

Little Wing Waiheke Island Syrah 2016
13 June, 2018

Little Wing is the Waiheke Island label of Gillian and Gareth McLachlan, both viticulture and oenology graduates, the former from California, and the latter from New Zealand, who decided to make Rhone-styled wines in New Zealand after working in different wine regions... READ MORE

Palliser Estate ‘The Rose’ Methode Traditionnelle 2016
13 June, 2018

Palliser Estate has consistently made the Wairarapa’s best methode traditionnelle wine. This is due to its diverse range of fruit sources and the investment in time and stock to properly age the wine, as well as the thoughtful and meticulous winemaking of Allan Johnson...READ MORE

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