A Foley Family Wines Kiwi Selection

21-Aug-2017
Foley Family Wines has had an ownership presence in New Zealand since 2009, when it took over Vavasour and its associate labels from the New Zealand Wine Fund in 2009. It has since further expanded its holdings with investment in wine distribution and the food industry, as well as luxury accommodation. The other wineries now owned by Foley Family Wines include Te Kairanga, purchased in 2011, Grove Mill, since 2012 and Martinborough Vineyards, buying it in 2014 Initially there were suspicions that the identity of the labels and quality of the wines might be eroded, but it did not take long to realise that the further investment in vineyards and plant, and the consolidation of resources has seen a dramatic rise in the consistency and quality of the wines. All of these companies were previously operating under considerable financial pressures, but with this alleviated, we have seen not only noteworthy progress, but a strengthening of each of the brand’s personalities. I was taught to look at a winery’s lower tier wines to make a judgement on how well it was performing. Here, I review a selection of Foley Family Wines’ Kiwi entry level bottlings that indicate an extremely positive situation. www.russianjack.co.nzwww.dashwoodwine.co.nzwww.tkwine.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Russian Jack Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
  • Russian Jack Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016
  • Dashwood Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017
  • Dashwood Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016
  • Te Kairanga Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016

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