New Zealand

New Zealand

"For anybody who has visited New Zealand, you will understand what I mean when I say that the colours there seem brighter, the personalities bigger and the energy for life so great. I finally understood this “dialled up” expression I perceived in their wines was merely a translation of life in this truly beautiful place." - Julie Dupouy, Wine Writer, thetaste.ie, March 2017

New Zealand's wine regions extend 1,600km (1000 miles) from sub-tropical Northland (36° S) down to Central Otago (46° S), home to the world’s most southerly vineyards." - NZ Wine

"Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir are still the bread and butter of the New Zealand wine industry, each variety making up some 70% of white and red plantings. And Chardonnay – the dominant grape between 1993 and 2003 – is also seeing a revival, comprising about 12%.

But there is much more to Kiwi wine than this popular trio, particularly aromatic whites such as Riesling and Pinot Gris – often made in delectable off-dry styles – as well as fledging plantings of ‘alternative’ varieties like Albariño and Grüner Veltliner. Beyond Pinot Noir there is less diversity in the reds, with Syrah undoubtedly leading the way, especially wines co-fermented with Viognier in homage to Côte-Rôtie. But the Bordeaux grapes of (Cabernet Sauvignon,) Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec still offer some interest, either as varietals or in a blend." - Decanter

Map courtesy: Wine New Zealand

  1. Felton Road Bannockburn Riesling 2019

    Region: New Zealand, Central Otago

    Exquisite, off-dry Riesling, refreshing and complex.

    Organic
    Biodynamic

    $34.20 by the dozen $38.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (18 in store)


  2. Felton Road Dry Riesling 2019

    Region: New Zealand, Central Otago

    Exotic, mineral and powerful; a pure expression of the schist soils!

    Organic 
    Biodynamic 

    $34.20 by the dozen $38.00 per bottle

    Low Stock (14 in store)


  3. Mahana Riesling 2015

    Region: New Zealand, (Other)

    "This 2015 version packs a lot more punch than previous releases with an alcohol of 11% and 23 g/l residual sugar. ... Rich but fresh-feeling, perfume of honey-on-apple, mixed citrus peel and Pinea. ... A powerful and rustic expression of Riesling." - Bibendum 

    $31.05 by the dozen $34.50 per bottle

    Low Stock (1 in store)


  4. Felton Road Dry Riesling 2016

    Region: New Zealand, Gisborne

    Wine Front 94 Points!

    $33.30 by the dozen $37.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  5. Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling 2008

    Region: New Zealand, Canterbury
    Robert Parker - Oustanding! One of New Zealand's Top 5 Producers
    $42.26 by the dozen $46.95 per bottle

    Out of Stock


  6. Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling 2007

    Region: New Zealand, Canterbury
    Huon Hooke 97 Points!
    $40.50 by the dozen $45.00 per bottle

    Out of Stock