Astrolabe Kekerengu Coast Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 $25 (4 stars)

Simon Waghorn and his wife Jane founded Astrolabe back in 1996 and over the following 21 years, his sauvignon blanc’s have become the stuff of legend.  Kekerengu is so far south, it’s almost in Kaikoura, and it’s also the Maori name given to the bull kelp which grows along the rocky coastline.  Waghorn even once […]

Yvonne Lorkin Wine Column for week beginning Sat 2nd Dec 2017

Get yourself a gravelly gift… For the last eight years, the members of Hawke’s Bay’s Gimblett Gravels Winegrowers Association have submitted their wines to an internationally respected Master of Wine to be assessed.  The aim is to find, on a vintage by vintage basis, the wines which best represent a given year.  Only twelve can […]

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