Yvonne Lorkin Wine Column for Week beginning Saturday 9th Sept 2017 – Vegan & Vege-friendly Vino

Vegan & Vege-friendly Vino In recent years there’s been an increase of requests from my readers for wines that fit the bill for vegan and vegetarian vino fans. Dan Barker, owner and winemaker at Moana Park wines in Puketapu is one of those championing that segment. “When I took over the winery in 2008, our […]

Opawa Marlborough Pinot Noir 2016 $27 (4 stars)

This wine has those glorious, mysterious hedgerow and forest-floor type flavours that send me into a little swoon and yet, the wallet remains calm and happy. Opawa means ‘smoky river’ in Maori, and the vineyard is located in what was the riverbed of the old Opawa River. It’s crafted by Brett Birmingham and the talented […]

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