Best Buy

Mount Riley Marlborough Chardonnay 2016

NZ$15

For sheer drinkability, this is hard to beat.   Grown in the Wairau Valley and 70 per cent barrel-fermented, it’s a full-bodied, vibrantly fruity wine with fresh, citrusy flavours and creamy, biscuity notes adding complexity.  A ‘steal’ at $15.

Treat Yourself

Georgetown Vineyard Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

NZ$40

This is a lovely, single-vineyard red, low-cropped and barrel-aged.  Still youthful in colour, it is very graceful and sweet-fruited, with mouthfilling body, concentrated, plummy, gently spicy flavours and a finely poised, persistent finish.  Delicious now.

NEWS AND EVENTS

New Zealand Boutique Wine Festival (Auckland)

Waiheke Wine and Food Festival 1 April 2017

2018 Wine Tasting Notes – Now Available

Go to Advanced Wine Search to search the latest wine reviews from New Zealand Wines 2018, Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide.

Homegrown rosé: The best of New Zealand’s pink wine

More people are reaching for a home-grown tinted tipple of rosé. 18 January, 2018