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Mission VS 2016 Chardonnay and 2015 Syrah, and 2015 Reserve Syrah and Cabernet
26 October, 2016

The core business of Mission Estate is in the accessible, fruit-focussed ‘Estate’ range of wines that are sourced from the company’s Hawke’s Bay and Awatere Valley vineyards. As with any serious wine producer, Mission has different levels and tiers of wines...READ MORE

Christopher Reid Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015
26 October, 2016

Chris Reid is a young winemaker based at one of the well-established Martinborough producers. His experience in Martinborough, Nelson, Oregon and Burgundy led him to establish his own label in 2013, to make elegant perfumed and site-expressive Pinot Noir,,,READ MORE

Cooper’s Barrel Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014
26 October, 2016

Cooper’s Barrel is a secondary brand of Highfield Terrvin in Marlborough, created for alternative and on-line distribution channels. The name suggests the wine is vinified with the use of oak, but this is not the case, as it is fermented in stainless-steel with no wood contact...READ MORE

Black Peak Wanaka 2016 Riesling and Pinot Noir 2015
25 October, 2016

Black Peak is the own label of James McElrea who is with the winemaking team at Maude Wines in Wanaka. James has had flying winemaker experience in France, Spain, Oregon, Chile and Australia, as well is in Marlborough and Central Otago...READ MORE

Rock Ferry 2014 ‘3rd Rock’ Riesling and Pinot Gris, Orchard Pinot Blanc and Trig Hill Pinot Gris
25 October, 2016

Half-way though this year Tom and Fiona Hutchison rebranded their Rock Ferry ‘Estate’ wines to ‘3rd Rock’ which aligns them closer to the labels of the ‘Single Vineyard’ wines which feature the Fibonacci sequence, showing mathematical growth patterns...READ MORE

Misha’s Vineyard 2011 and 2012 ‘High Note’ Pinot Noirs
24 October, 2016

Although Andy and Misha have completed 10 vintages, they still regard themselves relatively new on the Central Otago wine scene. Many critics and consumers would say otherwise, their wines quickly gaining recognition at the top level...READ MORE

Mission 2016 ‘Estate’ Whites. Rosé and Late Harvest
24 October, 2016

Mission Estate is one of the Hawke’s Bay’s most up-to-date and contemporary producers. While the company centres its fruit source around the different districts of Hawke’s Bay, Mission Estate also owns a significant 100 ha vineyard in the Awatere Valley...READ MORE

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