Black Stilt Waitaki Valley Riesling 2014 $25 (3.5 stars)

Waitaki sits on the border of North Otago and South Canterbury, and it’s one of the most remote and raw parts of the country.  It has a kind of other-worldly feel to it, and the quality of the wines that come from the lime-laden soils of Richie McCaw country have power, purity and personality to […]

Yvonne Lorkin wine column for week beginning Sat 23 Sept 2017

Hunter’s of bubbles… If you stopped someone random in the street and asked them to name New Zealand’s top sparkling wine brands in ten seconds flat –I reckon they’d be able to rattle off the big commercial names, the Lindauer’s, Morton’s, Daniel Le Brun’s, maybe Deutz and Cloudy Bay and then they’d probably begin to […]

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