The Waitaki Valley, while being most famous as the hometown of New Zealand super-crush Richie McCaw, is one of the hidden wine regions that should definitely be on any wine enthusiasts wish list.
Its rich limestone soils and stunning scenery give the wines a special flavour profile that is all its own and today we’re tasting the 2015 Q Pinot Noir from this upcoming region.
Made by the Allan Scott Family, The Scott Base range is meant to show off what single vineyards can really do and today we’re sipping their 2015 Pinot Noir from Central Otago.
Pinot Palooza came to town last Saturday and it’s fair to say that the first New Zealand event in Auckland was a great success. With over 150 wines from 6 New Zealand regions on offer, it was the perfect Pinot party. Read More
Looking for a rocking Pinot Noir experience?
Pinot Palooza is coming to Auckland this September and now is the perfect time to grab those EARLYBIRD tickets. Read More
My sense of adventure is keen and I’m always on the lookout for new bottles of wine to try. Not only does it get me out of my ‘favourites’ rut but it allows me to really start to get a good feel for the diversity and terroir characteristics that New Zealand has to offer. Read More
Are the winter blues getting you down? Need a little cold weather pick me up? Read More
Although Rockburn’s flagship wine is Pinot Noir, I do have a soft spot for their Gris for a while now. Rockburn is one of those producers everyone seems to be aware of but not many know much about.
So I caught up with Paul Donaghy, their General Manager and a good friend of mine, to find out a bit more about this boutique producer from the rugged south. Read More
It’s so nice to find something quite small, rare and a bit secret. We recently found just that with a bottle of Pied Stilt Pinot Noir from Nelson. Read More
Enigmatic with a simple Q moniker, these wines are named to emulate elegance and character.
The Wooing Tree – prepare to be charmed!
Wooing Tree is making beautiful Pinots from Central Otago and since we have been doing a bit of a tasting tour of the South Island Pinot paradise, this is one winery you shouldn’t miss. Read More