Wairiki The Matriarch Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

April 5, 2021By Yvonne

Wairiki The Matriarch Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $29 A rather sexy chardonnay from possibly the newest and tiniest winery you’ve never heard of. Scented with creme caramel, soft peach, almond and grapefruit pith, the palate is fresh, soothing and edged with citrus. Grown high on the ancient, free-draining Ngaruroro River terraces, west of Hastings, this … Read More

Wairiki Estate The Redeemer Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2018

April 23, 2020By Yvonne

Wairiki Estate The Redeemer Hawke’s Bay Pinot Noir 2018 $39.99 Crafted out in Mangatahi, on terraces high above the Ngaruroro river in the Maraekakaho area of Hawke’s Bay, it’s a seriously fragrant, cherry and dried herb-hefty style from a brand so small and under the radar, they’re practically subterranean.  There’s a black tea and cranberry … Read More

Smith & Sheth Cru Mangatahi Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018

September 23, 2019By Yvonne

  Smith & Sheth Cru Mangatahi Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2018 $60 In a word.  Phenomenal.  They call the boulders that litter the soils of the Mangatahi sub-region, west of Hastings, ‘Mangatahi swedes’, which is a bit of a dig at the ‘Gimblett Gravels’ or ‘Te Awanga pebbles’ monikers out there.  The vines thrive on sun-saturated, … Read More

Aorangi Road Single Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011

February 7, 2013By Yvonne

Aorangi Road Single Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011 $18  With a stack of shiny medals to its name including a gold medal at the San Francisco International Wine Awards, this is one super-tasty sauvignon.  Grown on the Mangatahi Terraces, 30kms inland west of Hastings by a specialist sauvignon blanc producer, it has delicious sugar-snap … Read More