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Pencarrow and Palliser 2010 Releases
The Pencarrow and Palliser Estate wines are easily the most consistently best value wines of the leading performers in Martinborough and this is a fac... Read more
Mahi Pairing – Sauvignon and Chardonnay
After 15 vintages, Brian Bicknell with his wife Nicola set up Mahi as their own winemaking business. The name 'Mahi', meaning ‘our work, our craft' ... Read more
Matahiwi ‘Holly’ Pinot Noir 2009
The Pinot Noir wines from the 2008 and 2009 vintages will be excellent foils to compare in the coming years. Both seen as excellent, if not outstandin... Read more
Gladstone Vineyard 2010 Aromatics and 2009 Pinot Noir
Christine and David Kernohan have guided the senior vineyard of the greater Wairarapa area to another level. The consistency of the wines at the very,... Read more
Sacred Hill and HALO say Hello
Two pairs of new arrivals from Sacred Hill and the associated HALO range have been released at a similar time. The Sacred Hill brand is growing all th... Read more
Saint Clair’s Trophy 2010 Sauvignon Blancs
The ‘Pioneer Block' range of Sauvignon Blancs from Saint Clair are exceptional expressions of terroir and are consistent gold medal or even trophy w... Read more
Bold Steps from Bouldevines
The Bouldevines wines are beginning to step onto the market in a major fashion. After over 30 years of contract growing from their 31 hectare vineyard... Read more
Matahiwi Steps Up
The wider Wairarapa wine growing region has always stood behind the glamour and glitz of Martinborough. Yet Martinborough is in reality a sub-region, ... Read more
Wycroft 2009 Pinot Noirs
With an annual production of less than 250 cases of wine, from 0.5 hectares, albeit close-planted, Lawrie Bryant's Wycroft label is a true boutique. O... Read more
Gewurztraminer is a Goer for Saint Clair
The Saint Clair winery produces some of New Zealand's most distinctive, high quality Sauvignon Blancs. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have performed credit... Read more
Urlar – The Earth Prevails
Angus and Davina Thomson made a strong impact with the release of their Wairarapa wines under the Urlar label. Urlar means ‘The Earth' in Gaelic, an... Read more
The GroCo Gisborne 2010 Wines
The contracted grape growers of Gisborne faced a crisis in 2009 when a number of the large players cancelled grape supply contracts. This left the gro... Read more
Clearview Releases the 2009 Reserve Chardonnay
The Clearview ‘Reserve' Chardonnay remains one of this country's best, though with a number of other wines joining it at the top level, it seems to ... Read more
The Forrest ‘Doctors’ 2010 Aromatics
The ‘Doctors' range of wines from John and Brigid Forrest have proven to be particularly exciting over the past few years, and are leading in innova... Read more
Spade Oak and Heart of Gold – Wine2Trade Portfolio
 Spade Oak is one of the most innovative and exciting wine labels emerging from Gisborne. The Spade Oak wines come from the 16 hectare vineyard of... Read more