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Greystone 2018 Rosé and Thistle Ridge Pinot Noir 2017
19 October, 2018

The Thomas family owned Greystone winegrowing business is multi-tiered and multi-branded, an essential approach in being successful in the marketplace when there are a number of wines being made, thus aiming for different niches. The Greystone label is premium...READ MORE


The Elder Martinborough Rosé 2018
19 October, 2018

The Elder Pinot is the Martinborough winegrowing venture of Mike and Margaret Hanson, and Nigel and Bridgit Elder, based on 12.15 ha site on the Ruakokapatuna river terraces overlooking the Te Muna Valley. The vineyard set up by the Hansons is planted to...READ MORE


Brookfields 2018 Ohiti Sauvignon Blanc, 2017 Bergman Chardonnay, and 2016 Hillside Syrah and Gold Label Cabernet Merlot
18 October, 2018

Peter and Sharon Robertson have the honour of being one of the pioneer modern boutique wine producers in Hawke’s Bay, and thus have much respect in the industry. Based in Meeanee, the company draws fruit from Ohiti. Tuki Tuki and Bridge Pa...READ MORE


Charles Wiffen 2018 Pinot Rosé and 2016 Chardonnay
18 October, 2018

Charles and Sandi Wiffen are stalwarts of the Marlborough wine industry, being among the earliest grapegrowers. Though living in Parnassus near Cheviot, they own 50 ha of well-established vines in the Lower Wairau and Southern Valleys districts...READ MORE


Alexander ‘Raumati’ Martinborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2018
18 October, 2018

Michael Finucane and Roz Walker have been making Martinborough wines since 1996. They operate a 5 ha vineyard on Hinakura Road, planted to Pinot Noir, Merlot and recently planted, some Chardonnay, and make their wines on-site at their modern winery complex...READ MORE


Decibel 2018 Viognier, 2017 Malbec and 2018 Giunta Malbec Nouveau
17 October, 2018

Daniel Brennan came from the United States to Hawke’s Bay to make wine, with the influences of his family involvement in wine, music and his experience of New Zealand wines, those from Martinborough particularly prominent. Settling in Bridge Pa...READ MORE


Newman’s Own ‘Common Good’ 2016 California Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon
17 October, 2018

Since 1982, movie star Paul Newman created his own range of condiments to accompany meals, his salad dressing leading onto pasta sauces, popcorn, pizza and a line of organic foods. Paul Newman then turned to making his own wine label with the Rebel Wine Co... READ MORE


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