Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Central Otago Blanc de Blancs 2015

January 6, 2021By Yvonne

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Central Otago Blanc de Blancs 2015 $79 This is the flagship sparkling wine in the Quartz Reef portfolio, only crafted when the fruit is absolutely perfect and the gods sprinkle fairy dust and fabulousness on the vintage. Produced from 100% certified organic and biodynamic chardonnay by winemaker Rudi Bauer and his … Read More

Neck of the Woods Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

March 4, 2020By Yvonne

Neck of the Woods Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $38 Neck of the Woods is the brainchild of AJ Johnson, a long-time television industry professional who got the wine bug bad and set about securing sites that’d deliver pinot noir that wasn’t “mass-produced sh*t”.  This vintage hails from two Bendigo vineyards, one on a flat … Read More

Misha’s Vineyard Verismo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

January 11, 2020By Yvonne

Misha’s Vineyard Verismo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013 $75 “We hold back our Reserve Pinot Noir so it’s always an ‘aged’ release” say Misha and Andy Wilkinson of their flagship pinot noir.  Released six years from harvest, the Verismo is a butterfly.  Unfurling slick, rainbow wings of flavour, cherry, blueberry, caramelised spices, baked tamarillo and … Read More

Misha’s Vineyard The High Note Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

January 11, 2020By Yvonne

Misha’s Vineyard The High Note Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $45 Crafted from a mixture of UCD5, 777, 115, 4 and Abel clones, this Bendigo-grown pinot noir has personality plus.  Youthful, yet complex cherry, dark berry and gamey notes erupt from the glass and do the wild thing with layers of slippery, stretchy tannins to … Read More

Lamont Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

March 7, 2019By Yvonne

Lamont Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2018 $27 Produced from 100% pinot noir grown in the Chinaman’s Terrace vineyard in Bendigo, this rosé holds nothing back.  Pinker than a freshly slapped cheek, this wine smells of creaming soda and red liquorice, watermelon gelato and those red loveheart lollies in your two dollar mixture from the … Read More

Lamont Bendigo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016

September 28, 2018By Yvonne

Lamont Bendigo Central Otago Pinot Noir 2016 Bendigo is the warmest of all Central Otago’s sub-regions and that results in pinot noir absolutely erupting with ripe berry, cherry and tamarillo-tastic tension in the mouth. It also captures that moody, mysterious sous bois characteristic of truffle, forest floor and tea leaf tannins. So incredibly vibrant, it … Read More

Auburn Affair…

March 20, 2012By Yvonne

I love the first line on the Auburn Wines website “We grow Riesling. We craft Riesling. We love Riesling. A lot.” A. Because it intrinsically explains why they chose to become New Zealand’s only riesling-exclusive winery, and B. They used the words “A lot” instead of the words “Bigtime”, “Totally” or “Fully” which they easily … Read More