Raymond Chan Wine Reviews provides a unique service by publishing independent, assessment-based, critical reviews in a style that is easily understood by the wine enthusiast, wine reseller and wine producer alike. You’ll find tasting notes on many newly-released wines here. The wine reviews are free to access and use, whether you are buying or selling wine. I trust my reviews are useful and enjoyable. – Raymond Chan



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Raymond's Celebration of Life
12 February, 2019

The arrangements for Raymond's final farewells are as follows.READ MORE

Raymond Chan now passed away
10 February, 2019

Unfortunately I regret to inform you that my partner Raymond Chan has now passed away .READ MORE

Untitled ‘White’, ‘Pink’ and ‘Red’ Blends
02 February, 2019

Untitled Wines is the personal wine brand of Lee Winston, winemaker at Pleasant Valley Wines in Henderson. Lee has approached his winemaking by creating white, pink and red blends of a ‘montage’ of varieties, not being afraid of blending vintages and regions...READ MORE

Spade Oak 2018 ‘Voysey’ 2017 ‘The Prospect’ Chardonnay
02 February, 2019

Steve Voysey has had a hand in making some of New Zealand’s great Chardonnays from Gisborne over the years. His claim to fame is arguably developing the ‘O’ for ‘Ormond’ wine which ended up being one of Pernod-Ricard’s best wines...READ MORE

Sherwood ‘Stoney Range’ 2018 Rosé, Pinot Gris, Riesling and Pinot Noir
31 January, 2019

The ‘Stoney Range’ brand of wines has been a strong one for Dayne and Jill Sherwood who have operated their Waipara Valley winegrowing business for over three decades. Much of the wine is exported, but they also have a strong domestic market presence...READ MORE

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews on Hold
28 January, 2019

Raymond, after working for a week, has found it too much at present to continue.READ MORE

Castellani Chianti DOCG 2016
27 January, 2019

For great value European imports, it’s hard to match the quality of the wines that Stephen Bennett MW brings into New Zealand. It’s a combination of a discerning palate as well as good contacts around the world. Although Stephen probably has the name for Spanish...READ MORE

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