Folding Hill| Central Otago
Handmade from Central Otago
- Pinot Noir Ballasalla
- Pinot Noir Estate
- Pinot Noir Orchard Block
Advised by legendary Central Otago viticulturist Robin Dicey the first vines were planted at this Estate in 2003. The team at Folding Hill carefully selected clones and rootsocks proven locally to make wines with complexity, flavour, balance and length and have done everything possible to ensure the vines have been able to reach their full potential. They strongly believe that low yields are of paramount importance in creating outstanding Pinot Noir and they manage their vines intensively through the growing season to ensure crop levels are around 3.5 - 4.5 tonnes per hectare.Their approach to winemaking is based on the traditional philosophy and practices of the 'Old World'. They believe that hand picking optimally ripe fruit and then gently guiding it through vinification with as little intervention as possible allows them to produce elegant wines with flavour and structure that authentically reflect the special place they come from - wines that really are "Handmade from Central Otago"
Gladstone Vineyards| Wairarapa
Elegant, fragrant estate wines from Wellington
- The Flying Winemaker Sauvignon Blanc
- Gladstone Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
- The Flying Winemaker Pinot Noir
- Gladstone Vineyard Pinot Noir
- Gladstone Vineyard Dakins Road Pinot Noir
- Gladstone Vineyard Blair Patrick Pinot Noir
Gladstone is a small, family owned Vineyard owned and run by Christine Kernohan. The vineyards are planted on an old riverbed that provides free draining, nutrient rich soils ideal for grape cultivation. This range of wines come exclusively from Gladstone’s own vineyards, and is gaining an international reputation for the quality and finesse of their wines.
Boutique winery, superb barrel fermented wines
- Unoaked Sauvignon Blanc
- Oaked Sauvignon Blanc
- Oaked Sauvignon Blanc
- Pinot Noir
Hawksdrift is a family owned vineyard, located in the Dillons Point region of Marlborough. Murray and Robyn Butt were among the first to pioneer growing grapes in this area. Before they took their first steps into viticulture, in 1998, they farmed the land conventionally, growing crops and raising livestock. The Dillons Point area is in the East of Marlborough, near the sea coast. It lies close to sea level and has deep, fertile soils. Shelter from the Wither Hills range, contributes to a long, hot ripening season, meaning, the fruit is left to ripen when other, cooler areas have shut down. This long hang time develops fully ripened summer flavours in the fruit.
The wines are all hand crafted and fermented and aged in old French Oak barrels. The quality is superb and the Sauvignon will rival any other premium oaked Sauvignon currently on the market.
Mountford Estate| Waipara
Sensational Wines from One of New Zealand's Great Small Wineries
- Estate Chardonnay
- Hommage (new lower price)
- Pure Riesling (new lower price)
- Liaison Pinot Noir (new lower price)
- Estate Pinot Noir (new lower price)
- Old Vine Pinot Noir (new lower price)
- The Rise Pinot Noir (new lower price)
- The Gradient Pinot Noir (new lower price)
Mountford Estate is a boutique vineyard and winery, internationally renowned for making elegant wines of distinction, quality and interest. The stunning 21 year-old, 10 hectare vineyard is situated on the Eastern hillside of the Waipara Valley, which is highly regarded for the limestone rich soil. The three single vineyards, The Gradient, The Rise and the Hommage a’ L’Alsace all grow on the steepest north facing slopes. The team at Mountford Estate place a strong emphasis on attention to detail and use bio-dynamic practices in the vineyard and traditional Burgundian methods in the winery.
V Sauvignon| Marlborough
Single Vineyard & Estate Bottled at a great price
- V Sauvignon Blanc
Our own label Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough comes from the best plots of the Kuranui Vineyard which is in the upper reaches of the Awatere Valley in Marlborough. Here hot days and cool nights help the vines to produce grapes that are fully ripened but that retain some wonderful acidity. This is a serious cut above bulk New Zealand Sauvignon but comes at a great price.
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