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Wild Earth Central Otago 2018 Pinot Rosé, and 2017 Pinot Gris and Riesling
16 October, 2018

Quintin Quider’s ‘Wild Earth’ brand was established when he established Pinot Noir vines in Bannockburn and Lowburn in 1998 and 1999. The wine from these sites, especially the former quickly established Wild Earth as a serious producer of Central Otago wine...READ MORE

Mt Beautiful North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2017
16 October, 2018

Mount Beautifu Mount Beautiful is the North Canterbury wine venture of New Zealander David Teece, a business academic, and his wife Leigh who reside in the United States. They created a new wine growing region when they established vines in Cheviot...READ MORE

Mount Brown North Canterbury Pinot Noir Rosé 2018
15 October, 2018

Mount Brown has grown its market presence considerably over the past couple of years due to active marketing and producing high quality wines offered at very good prices. The wines appear regularly at the top level in wine judgings which aids the cause...READ MORE

Negociants N.Z. Global Reach in Wine Distribution
15 October, 2018

As part of the Negociants group, part of the global distribution group of companies established by the Hill Smith family of Yalumba fame, Negociants N.Z. imports arguably one of the strongest range of high quality wines into this country...READ MORE

Ceres ‘Black Rabbit’ Riesling 2018 and ‘Composition’ Pinot Noir 2017
12 October, 2018

The influential Central Otago Dicey wine family has ‘Ceres’ as their own label, based on the fruit from their ‘Inlet’, ‘Black Rabbit’, ‘Full Circle’ and ‘Swansong’ vineyards sited around Bannockburn. In the earlier stages of development, wines made from blends...READ MORE

Wing and Prayer North Canterbury Riesling 2017
12 October, 2018

Barry Lumsden and his family have a 10 ha property in Swannanoa, 35 km north-west of Christchurch with 1.2 ha of Riesling and a little Pinot Noir planted in 1996, the Riesling from cuttings from the ‘Corbett’ block which originally supplied Corbans...READ MORE

Two Rivers 2018 ‘Convergence’ Sauvignon Blanc, ‘Clos des Pierres’ Chardonnay 2017 and ‘Tributary’ Pinot Noir 2016
12 October, 2018

Dave Clouston is definitely one of Marlborough’s rising stars. Being a local, he lived on the land and is extremely familiar with the sub-regions and suitability of varieties to sites, as well as knowing the people who live on the land. This has given him advantages...READ MORE

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