Saint Clair Pioneer Block 12 Lone Gum Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2016 $25.90

At least once a week I must have Thai food and when I do, I must have a crisp glass of gewürztraminer to soothe its passage. I thought the 2014 vintage was unstoppable then the 2016 came along and wow! This musky-spiced style from Chris and Judy Simmonds block on Dog Point Road is a […]

Grove Mill Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2013 $18.00

Gewurz-hounds ahoy! If you go gaga for classic lychee-soaked, ginger-kissed, peach-packed gewürztraminer, then this little gem will have you swooning. Especially when you find out it’s almost all gone and we’ve managed to nab a sneaky stash just for us. The perfume is exotic, the fruit sweet and tangy, and it feels mouthwatering and silky […]

Greenhough Nelson Gewurztraminer 2014 $26.00

Andrew Greenhough is an absolute legend insofar as aromatics are concerned. I get really excited every time I see a pinot gris or a riesling from him, but lately I’ve wondered “where’s the gewurz?” That’s because it’s been mostly sent overseas – but huzzah! We’ve snaffled some after much begging and pleading and promising to […]

Whyte Estate Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2009 $20.00

This is such a rare treat, to be able to sip great quality gewurztraminer which has had almost 8 years to develop into a luxurious, exotically scented example. You’ll see it’s 14.5% alcohol, which is pretty high for this variety, yet age has softened it and allowed it to merge into a lychee, toffee apple […]

Loveblock Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2014 $21.99 (4.5 stars)

I love the burst of lychee and honeysuckle and sweet citrus you get as soon as you drop your nose into the glass. Crafted by Kim and Erica Crawford from fruit grown with buckets of love in the middle of the Awatere Valley, this certified organic wine is absolutely heaving with luscious stonefruit and magical, […]

Misha’s Vineyard The Cadenza Late Harvest Gewurztraminer 2016 $31 375ml (3.5 stars)

If you’re partial to a bit of musky magic then this luscious little lovely from Central Otago will be right up your cul-de-sac. A lick of lychee combined with a hint of ginger, mango and spiced peaches make this a lighter-styled dessert wine that’ll rock with a chunck of aged cheddar. www.mishasvineyard.com

Waimea Nelson Gewurztraminer 2016 $23 (4 stars)

Winemaker Hamish Kempthorne has crammed a cruise-ship sized chunk of creamy florals, luscious lychee, peach and ginger-dusted, musky notes into this bottle. Waimea produce crisp, satisfying, richly flavoured aromatic whites that, if I had my way, would be less of a secret and more of a ‘mustsip’. Try this with your next Thai green chicken […]

The Family Company Gisborne Gewurztraminer 2017 $25

This wine erupts with lychee, mandarin, ginger and buckets of stonefruit on the nose and palate. It’s juicy, spicy and has a luxurious unctuosity about it. Gisborne is essentially the spiritual home of gewürztraminer in this country and this is testament to that. Stunning stuff indeed. Sip with: Pork, coriander and ginger pot stickers. www.thefamilywines.com […]

Cicada Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2015 $25 (4 stars)

Crafted by Kevin Courtney and his team at Riverby Estate in Marlborough, this is a hot blooded, power gewürztraminer.  There’s nothing blousy here, just a magic melange of lychee, ginger, grain spirit and a flinty, dry-as-dry texture. If you’ve been hesitant to venture back to gewürztraminer because of sickly sweet memories from decades ago then […]

Ataahua Late Harvest Waipara Gewurztraminer 2014 375ml ($26) (4 stars)

If just looking at this golden glass of sweet deliciousness doesn’t seduce you, and turn you into a wobbly fool, then the magically musky, toffee-infused terrificness of this wine absolutely will. Silky and softly spiced, it’s indulgently, dangerously good and deserves to be consumed with a smile. And some of that new Castello truffle cheese […]

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