Mud House Waipara Valley Riesling 2016


Offering terrific value, this estate-grown Riesling from Waipara, in North Canterbury, is a distinctly medium style (28 grams/litre of residual sugar), with loads of drink-young charm. Bright, light lemon/green, it is attractively scented, with strong, vibrant, citrusy flavours, hints of passionfruit and ginger, mouth-watering acidity and a persistent finish. Drink now or cellar.

Frenchmans Hill Estate Waiheke Island Rock Earth Syrah 2013


This beautiful red was estate-grown in The 8 Vineyard and matured for 16 months in French oak barriques (60 per cent new). Set to flourish for a decade, it is finely scented and deeply coloured, with substantial body, dense, ripe blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, a hint of liquorice, very fine-grained tannins, and lovely richness and harmony.


North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival (Waipara)

North Canterbury Wine & Food Festival (Waipara) 11 March 2018

2017 Wine Tasting Notes – Now Available

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The best of Hawke’s Bay wine

Pinot gris and pinot noir are soaring beside the traditional varieties of Hawke’s Bay. 26 May 2017