Ata Rangi Crimson Martinborough Pinot Noir 2016 $36 (4 stars)

The team at Ata Rangi are head-over-kite nuts about pohutukawa trees and re-establishing native rata in the lower North Island where it once flourished, henceforth, sales of every bottle of this succulent, juicy pinot go towards the Project Crimson charitable conservation trust. Tamarillo, spicy cherry and black quava burst forth on the nose and palate, […]

Yvonne Lorkin wine column for week beginning Sat 3rd Feb 2018

You’re not in Montana now Doctor Ropata… Last week Bob Campbell MW, (one of New Zealand’s most influential and experienced wine commentators) discovered that the 2017 vintage of the iconic Montana Sauvignon Blanc was not (as it has been for decades) from Marlborough, not even from New Zealand in fact. It was from Australia. Australian […]

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