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Johanneshof Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2016
21 July, 2017

Aromatic whites are the forte of Warwick Foley and Edel Everling at Johanneshof Cellars at Koromiko, in Marlborough. If one were to compile a list of the best Gewurztraminers from New Zealand, the Johanneshof Cellars wine would be sure to appear on it...READ MORE

Terrace Edge Waipara St Laurent 2016
21 July, 2017

In diversifying the varieties of their Terrace Edge Waipara Valley vineyard, the Chapman family planted the St Laurent variety, best known for Austrian red wines. 0.3 ha were planted in 2013, with a further 0.3 ha in 2016. The variety yields firmer and larger bunches than Pinot Noir READ MORE

Spy Valley ‘Envoy’ Dry Riesling 2016
20 July, 2017

The ‘Envoy’ wines are the limited bottlings of Spy Valley in Marlborough, made from small lots of distinctive and high quality grapes grown by viticulturist Adam McCone, and made into naturally balanced wines by Paul Bourgeois and Richelle Collier... READ MORE

Ott Provence and Chapoutier Rhone Releases
20 July, 2017

It has been a coup for distributor EuroVintage to have the wines of Domaines Ott in Provence, and M. Chapoutier in the Rhone as part of their portfolio. These are two of the most celebrated names of French winegrowing...READ MORE

Leheny Gibson Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2014 - 2011
19 July, 2017

Warren Gibson and Lorraine Leheny of Bilancia Wines in Hawke’s Bay have a well-defined vision of good, contemporary Chardonnay. For them Chardonnay wines should have elegance and develop with bottle age to become richer and more complex with bottle age...READ MORE

Sandalford 2016 and Serafino Shiraz 2015, and Wirra Wirra Church Block 2015
19 July, 2017

For wine distributors in New Zealand, it is imperative to carry a strong range of Australian wine. Any wine enthusiast in this country will be aware of the range of labels, and diverse regions that Australian wine offers. Importantly, the styles are mainly different... READ MORE

Allan Scott ‘Generations’ Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2016
18 July, 2017

The Allan Scott ‘Generations’ range was introduced last year in recognition of Allan and Catherine Scott’s children, Victoria, Josh and Sara’s full involvement of the family winegrowing and making business. In an industry where succession is a serious issue...READ MORE

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