Best Buy

Durvillea D by Astrolabe Marlborough Rosé 2017

NZ$15

Offering great value, this attractively packaged rosé is drinking well right now. Pale pink, it is full-bodied and fleshy, with peach, strawberry and spice flavours, strong and lively, and a fully dry, finely balanced finish. Drink now-2019.

Treat Yourself

Tantalus Waiheke Island Evoque Reserve 2015

NZ$90

Estate-grown at Onetangi, this blend of Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc is a powerful but approachable red, dark, fragrant and full-bodied, with highly concentrated, plummy, spicy flavours, rich and harmonious. It’s already delicious.

NEWS AND EVENTS

Wellington Wine & Food Festival (Wellington)

Wellington Wine & Food Festival (Wellington) 2 February 2019

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