Theory & Practice Hawke’s Bay 2014 Chardonnay and 2013 Syrah

Ant Mackenzie has a distinguished track record stretching over two decades as a winemaker, with the high profile Framingham, Spy Valley, Mud House and Dry River-Te Awa wineries. While he is now a consultant winemaker for a number of producers, he and his wife Fiona have begun to make their own wines. The Spanish-inspired ‘Toño’ wines from Hawke’s Bay have been the first to be released (click here to see my reviews). The ‘Craft Farm’ wines from their home vineyard in Havelock North are to be released in the near future, but bridging them are the ‘Theory & Practice’ range, these being contemporary wines which allow Ant to explore the boundaries of style and vinification. Here are my reviews of the ‘Theory & Practice’ 2014 Chardonnay and 2013 Syrah, both from Hawke’s Bay fruit. For availability, contact Ant Mackenzie on Tel: 021 502-996, or Email: [email protected].


  • Theory & Practice Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2014
  • Theory & Practice Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2013

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