Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2017

November 11, 2019By Yvonne

Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2017 ($30) Ginger Pork and Peanut Stir Fry – paired in CANVAS Nov 16 2019 I’m a sucker for bold, ballsy, aromatic white wines with any dishes where fresh ginger is the hero, which is why the shiny, new Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Gewürztraminer 2017 ($30) perfectly shivers my timbers … Read More

Black Estate Home North Canterbury Chardonnay 2018

November 11, 2019By Yvonne

Paired in dish magazine Summer 2020 Barbequed beer-can chicken Ahoy chardonnay squealers!  You’re gonna be wanting to know about the groovy and gorgeously tasty Black Estate Home North Canterbury Chardonnay 2018 ($41.99) because it’s finger-lickin’ with this chicken. The style oozes grilled citrus, layers of caramelised, spicy oak, creamy complexity and has a long, elegant, … Read More

November 10, 2019By Yvonne

Black Estate Home North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2017 $45 Mushroom Paté – matched in dish magazine Summer 2020 You don’t have to say mushroom paté twice to get me opening a bottle of the Black Estate Home North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2017 ($45).  With 75% whole berries in the 100% wild ferment (kickstarted in the … Read More

Mount Brown North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2017

October 3, 2019By Yvonne

Mount Brown North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2017 $21.99   I first tasted this wine in April 2018 and upon recently re-tasting it, I had to adjust my notes because it’s maturing into something rather sensational.  Bright crimson in the glass and bursting with redcurrant, wild strawberry, raspberry and cherry notes on the nose and palate, … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2018

August 26, 2019By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2018 $20 Crafted from fruit picked ‘late’ so that the natural sugars accumulate to form a rich, honeyed, poached pear-packed style of pinot gris that also carries a hint of spritz on the finish.  It’s a style that shows a squeak of smoke, and dried herbs alongside classic roast … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2019

August 26, 2019By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Sauvignon Blanc 2019 $20 This is a juicy, lemony lick around the chops for anyone partial to punchy, tropical tastiness in their sauvignon.  Made by the team at Pegasus Bay, they’ve captured the Southern love in a classic, passionfruity, punch in the glass.  Crisp, uncomplicated, easy to sip sauvignon that’ll please … Read More

Black Estate Home North Canterbury Chardonnay 2018

July 18, 2019By Yvonne

Black Estate Home North Canterbury Chardonnay 2018 $42 The Home Vineyard sits 6 kilometres north east of the Waipara Junction, in the Omihi sub-district of North Canterbury’s Waipara Valley. The un-grafted, Mendoza-clone chardonnay vines this wine was made from were planted in 1994 and since 2010 have been grown using organic and biodynamic practices, resulting … Read More

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2018

July 9, 2019By Yvonne

Main Divide North Canterbury Gewürztraminer 2018 $20.99 This has got to be one of the best value gewürztraminers in the country.  That Mat Donaldson and his team at Pegasus Bay are able to pack so many luxurious layers of flavour into one tiny bottle for twenty dollars (and often discounted to lesss) is absolutely beyond … Read More

Main Divide Pokiri Reserve North Canterbury Late Picked Pinot Gris 2014

June 11, 2019By Yvonne

Main Divide Pokiri Reserve North Canterbury Late Picked Pinot Gris 2014 $24.99 If you’re looking for indulgence on a 750ml scale, then you’ve come to the right cul-de-sac.  With it’s intense, rose-gold colour, it looks like money in the glass and the nose explodes with toasty toffee, musky spices and baked stonefruit.  Caramel and butterscotch … Read More

Main Divide Canterbury Merlot Cabernet 2017

May 28, 2019By Yvonne

Main Divide Canterbury Merlot Cabernet 2017 $18 If you’re a fan of berries and spice and all things nice, then this ripe and rumpty blend from the talented folk at Pegasus Bay will be right up your cul de sac.  Brightly fruited on the nose and edged with a lick of leather and Christmas pudding … Read More