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Twin Islands 2017 Sauvignon and Opawa 2017 Sauvignon and Rosé, and 2016 Pinot
Ted by Mount Edward 2017 Rosé and Pinot Gris, and 2016 Pinot Blanc and Pinot Noir
Starborough 2017 Sauvignon and Pinot Gris, and 2016 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Aronui Nelson 2017 Rosé, and 2015 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Caythorpe 2017 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling
Porters Pinot ‘Kereru’ 2015 Pinot Gris and 2014 Pinot Noir, and 2014 Estate Pinot Noir
Waiana Estate ‘Indian Summer’ Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2017
French, Spanish, Argentine, Californian and Aussie Imports from Procure
Spade Oak ‘Voysey’ 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris
Dog Point 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and 2015 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
Laithwaites – Mainly Australian Shiraz and Other Reds
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Rossendale Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc 2017
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Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards 2017 - Results

Wednesday 18 October 2017
The results of the 2017 Hawke’s Bay A&P Bayleys Wine Awards were announced at an awards dinner last night. The Champion Wine of the Show was the Te Awa ‘Single Estate’ Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon......read more

New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition and the Canterbury Wine Competition 2017

Thursday 12 October 2017
The results of the 2017 New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition have been announced. In conjunction with these results are those for the associated 2017 Canterbury Wine Competition, and the New Zealand Winemaker of the Year......read more

New World Wine Awards 2017

Monday 9 October 2017
The results of the 2017 New World Wine Awards have been released. Of the 1250 wines judged, there were 82 (6.56%) gold, 242 (19.36%) silver and 502 (40.16%) bronze medals awarded, making a total of 826 (66.08%) wines winning medals......read more

New Zealand International Wine Show 2017 – Trophy Winners

Sunday 8 October 2017
The trophy winning wines from the 2017 New Zealand International Wine Show were announced at the awards dinner at the Crowne Plaza, Auckland last night. He Champion Wine of the Show was the Villa Maria ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Chardonnay 2016......read more

Georges Road in Wellington

Thursday 5 October 2017
It’s always good to see Kirk Bray of Georges Road in Wellington. His wines from the Waipara Valley are well-received in the city. I like the wines and Kirk’s laconic humour, and the combination of the two make for a fun time......read more

Hawke’s Bay Wine Celebration 2017

Wednesday 27 September 2017
This was the second Hawke’s Bay Wine Celebration, but this promotional exhibition tasting is really a rebranded ‘Hot Red Hawke’s Bay’, which now encompasses all of the regions wine styles, rather than just red wines, as was originally run. So in reality, this is the 14th year......read more

New Zealand International Wine Show 2017 – Gold Medal Winners

Monday 25 September 2017
The results of the 2017 New Zealand International Wine Show have been released. This year there were 243 gold medals, 366 silver and 879 bronze medals awarded from 2,005 entries. This is the largest wine judging competition run in this country......read more

Misha’s Vineyard Spring Degustation at One80 Restaurant

Saturday 16 September 2017
Misha’s Vineyard is one of the high-fliers of Central Otago with a fast-growing reputation for fine wines. Andy and Misha are tireless promoters of their wines and brand, and their dynamic energy sees them conduct an incredibly full schedule of events in all of their markets......read more

Villa Maria Family of Wineries’ Trade Day

Monday 11 September 2017
I’ve always had huge admiration for Villa Maria Estate and its family of wineries. The quality of the wines and their individuality comes foremost to mind, but in reality it is the quality of the people behind the wines that is the most important factor......read more

Dry River 2017 Spring Release Tasting

Saturday 2 September 2017
The Dry River 2017 Spring Release tasting was a departure from how the release was held in the past, where tastings were put on in the main centres around the country. The Dry River team only conducted one event, and that was held at the winery in Martinborough......read more

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