Kurow Estate Black Star Waitaki Field Blend 2016 $27

A ‘field blend’ is a way of creating wine that truly reflects the composition of the vineyard and steers away from the modern practice of keeping everything separate. An organically produced blend of pinot noir, pinot gris and gewurztraminer, this wine is like a red, a rose and an orange wine all rolled into one. […]

Black Barn R&D Orange Wine 2016 $38 (4.5 stars)

Famed hither and thon for his tremendously golden chardonnays of all descriptions and deeply concentrated, saucy saturated reds, Dave McKee of Black Barn vineyards in Hawke’s Bay has taken a step sideways and released a shiny, new ‘orange’ wine.  Inspired by a Georgian winery called Pheasant’s Tears, who ferment their wines with wild yeasts in […]

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