The Winemaker’s Wife and The Lady Ranfurly Releases from Simon McGeorge


Simon McGeorge, formerly of Waipara Hills has been working on his own winemaking venture ‘The McGeorge Wine Company’ since he left around two years ago. There are actually a number of components to this business, which involves a range of contemporary wines named ‘The Winemaker’s Wife’, the style created in conjunction with his wife Olive, ‘The Lady Ranfurly’ Pinot Noir from Central Otago created a few years ago with his brothers, and a more ‘traditional’ brand ‘McGeorge’ which feature complexity and textures. At present, Simon does not own vineyards, but sources from grower contacts he has made in Waipara and the South Island over the last decade, and he retains the day-to-day management of the N.Z. Wineries facility in Waipara, where he makes his McGeorge wines. Here, I review the new ‘The Winemaker’s Wife’ range which reflect the preferences of his wife and her circle of friends, plus the 2016 ‘Lady Ranfurly’ Pinot Noir. www.mcgeorgewine.co.nz


  • The Winemaker’s Wife Waipara Rosé 2018
  • The Winemaker’s Wife Waipara Riesling 2017
  • The Winemaker’s Wife Waipara Pinot Gris 2016
  • The Winemaker’s Wife Waipara Pinot Noir 2016
  • The Winemaker’s Wife Waipara ‘Sticky’ Riesling 2016
  • The Lady Ranfurly Cromwell Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

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