Main Divide 2016 Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer, and 2014 Riesling

The ‘Main Divide’ brand is a sister label to Pegasus Bay, originally starting as a secondary tier, but taking a life of its own. The Donaldson family have been astonished by its success. Essentially made to the same care and attention as the Pegasus Bay wines, they can utilise fruit from outside their estate vineyards in the Waipara Valley, and the wines are generally stylistically a little more accessible. However, some bottlings show some of the winemaker’s flair to enhance and emphasise particular aspects. The wines are placed a little lower in pricing to the Pegasus Bay wines, which makes them extremely good value. The wines are named after the Southern Alps which form the backbone of the South Island. Here, I review the new release 2016 Main Divide Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer, and 2014 Riesling.


  • Main Divide Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  • Main Divide North Canterbury Gewurztraminer 2016
  • Main Divide Waipara Valley Riesling 2014

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