Hunter’s 2014 Riesling and Gewurztraminer, and 2013 Kaho Roa

Hunter’s has the distinction of being the only Marlborough winery established in the 1970s to remain in family ownership. From the first vintage releases from the 1982 vintage, Hunter’s has maintained its position as one of the leading producers of classical Marlborough wine. Jane Hunter leads the business with her brother-in-law Peter Macdonald as general manager. Veteran chief winemaker Gary Duke, with the company since 1991, recently announced his decision to step down from full-time winemaking into a consultancy role, leaving winemakers Inus van der Westhuizen and James Macdonald, Peter’s son to step up. The Hunter’s vineyards are under the care of Bryan Vickery, with the company for 10 years now. With mature vineyards and well-established systems and procedures, it is clear that Hunter’s will continue its strong and steady path. Here, I review the new release 2014 Riesling and Gewurztraminer, which show their usual finesse, and oak-influenced 2013 ‘Kaho Roa’ Sauvignon Blanc, a wine of seamless complexities.


  • Hunter’s Marlborough Riesling 2014
  • Hunter’s Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2014
  • Hunter’s ‘Kaho Roa’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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