Greywacke

Greywacke

Greywacke’s Kevin Judd was the founding winemaker at Cloudy Bay – the winery that put New Zealand on the wine map. He oversaw 25 vintages and then started his own winery, Greywacke to fulfil a long held dream.

Sacred Hill Sauvignon Blanc

Sacred Hill Sauvignon Blanc

Sacred Hill are renowned producers of Chardonnay, Syrah and Bordeaux Blends from the Hawke’s Bay. But did you know they make a zippy and refreshing Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc too? A review of Sacred Hill’s 2019 Sauvignon Blanc by Canadian Sommelier Carolyn Evans-Hammond caught my attention on Instagram recently. I thought it was too good not to share! We love this…

Russian Jack

Russian Jack

Russian Jack (1878 – 1968) was a much loved “gentleman of the road” who carried his life in huge sacks upon his shoulders. During fruit harvest this mysterious man was welcomed onto the farms where he picked fruit into his old age. He was honoured by the local population who built a bronze statue to his memory Russian Jack have…

Grove Mill

Grove Mill

Grove Mill was established in 1988 in the Wairau Valley. The winery is dedicated to crafting premium wines with minimal environmental impact. In 2006 Grove Mill became the first winery in New Zealand to achieve carboNZeroTM certification.  We think Grove Mill are a winery to watch – their 2019 Sauvignon Blanc won Champion Sauvignon Blanc at the Marlborough Wine Show…

Vavasour

Vavasour

“An intimate knowledge of this dramatic southern pocket of Marlborough rewards us with wines of extraordinary elegance, perfume and texture” Vavasour is the founding winery of Marlborough’s smaller, cooler Awatere Valley. In 1986, the Awatere was a distant landscape dotted with sheep and thought too extreme for vines, so Vavasour had the pick of the Valley. That risk was rewarded:…

Marlborough

Marlborough

Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine region and accounts for nearly 75% of wine production. A cool climate with long sunshine hours, low rainfall and well-draining, moderately fertile soils produces uniquely vivid wines. Sauvignon Blanc put New Zealand on the world wine map in the 1980. Since then, Marlborough has become synonymous with exquisite Sauvignon Blancs, vivacious aromatics, beautiful Pinot…