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Whitehaven 2016 Featherweight, Rosé, Gewurztraminer and ‘Hidden Barrel’ Sauvignon
02 December, 2016

With nearly a quarter of a century’s winemaking behind it, Whitehaven is a well-established and serious Marlborough industry player. Under Sue White’s leadership and a quarter shareholding by U.S. industry giant Gallo, the company continues its steady growth...READ MORE

Pegasus Bay 2016 Gewurztraminer and 2013 Pinot Noir
01 December, 2016

There’s a house style of palate richness and plenty of varietal flavour, along with relatively subtle funkiness that makes the Pegasus Bay wines appealing to both wine professionals and wine consumers. Winemaker Mat Donaldson has realised the importance of this house style...READ MORE

Crown Range Cellar ‘Stolen Heart’ Merlot/Malbec 2014
01 December, 2016

The Crown Range Cellar negotiant business of young entrepreneur Jing Song has been evolving since it was devised in 2010. Since then, Jing Song has researched and engaged the ideal artisans to craft the wines and products she wants to deliver to the market...READ MORE

SOHO 2016 Peggy Sauvignon, Ziggy Pinot Gris and Harry Rosé
30 November, 2016

Rachae Carter of SOHOl has now introduced a new range, which is called the ‘Generation Y Collection’, targeting the Y Generation, people born in the 1980s and 1990s who are the children of the ‘baby boomers’. Also known as ‘millenials’, they are seen as sophisticated...READ MORE

Earthworks 2015 Barossa Tempranillo, Cabernet and Shiraz
30 November, 2016

Earthworks is a brand of Hill-Smith Family Vineyards of Yalumba fame. The wines are made from fruit from family growers who have their vineyards on Barossa Valley soils. The winemaking aims to preserve the regionality of the wines and respect the traditions of the district....READ MORE

Pond Paddock Martinborough 2016 Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé
29 November, 2016

The Pond Paddock label was reborn when Daniele Alemagna purchased the remaining 1.4 ha of the original Pond Paddock vineyard and house in Te Muna Road, Martinborough as part of his return to his winegrowing roots as when he was raised in Switzerland...READ MORE

Bodegas Fontana Selection, Churchill Douro Red and Bisquertt Carmenere
29 November, 2016

Mineral Wines is a specialist wine distributor with an eclectic, but broad range of New Zealand and international wines. Through positive marketing and tastings with selected retailers, the Mineral portfolio has grown in presence. The wines bring diversity...READ MORE

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