Rockferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

July 14, 2020By Yvonne

Rockferry 3rd Rock Marlborough Chardonnay 2019 $45 Fiona and Tom Hutchison created Rock Ferry back in 2005 and developed the organic and biodynamically-grown vineyards at the same time. Allan McWilliams has been making wine for them since the mid-2000s, and he’s obsessed with creating the perfect chardonnay. I think he’s cracked it.  Organically grown since … Read More

Aranleón Sólo 2017

June 25, 2020By Yvonne

Aranleón Sólo 2017 $32 I love how it has the details of the wine punched in braille on the side of the label, very cool and should be compulsory on all wine bottles methinks.  Organically crafted from 80% bobal and 20% syrah grapes grown in the Valencia region, this inky-dark, intensely spicy and aromatic red … Read More

Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

June 21, 2020By Yvonne

Stonecroft Gimblett Gravels Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 $45 100% cabernet sauvignon here from old vines dating back to the mists of time. 1984 to be exact, so maybe not so misty then. anyhoo, first planted by Gimbett Gravels pioneer, Dr. Alan Limmer, these organically-grown vines thrive in the desert-scape of the ancient Ngaruroro riverbed, creating intensely … Read More

Pyramid Valley Marlborough Chardonnay 2018

November 11, 2019By Yvonne

Paired with this recipe from dish magazine Summer 2020 Crayfish Grilled with Miso Butter, Spring Onions, Sesame Seeds and Coriander I cannot even express to you the joy that envelops me every time I’m lucky enough to eat fresh crayfish.  Fresh crayfish with a glass of taut, robust, citrus-centric and toasty chardonnay puts me in … Read More

Organic Wine Wine Week is ON

September 16, 2019By Yvonne

Organic Wine Week is ON with an impressive list of events across New Zealand and within the heart of London.  Please help us spread the good word! There is something for everyone.  With the simple goal of sharing NZ’s best wine in a series of innovative and fun formats, Organic Wine Week will reiterate the … Read More

Churton Marlborough Viognier 2016

July 9, 2019By Yvonne

Churton Marlborough Viognier 2016 $37 The thing that winemaker Sam Weaver absolutely nails with this wine, is the acidity.  Viognier is notoriously difficult to achieve freshness and balance in, because its a grape that naturally wants to increase its sugar holdings during ripening and couldn’t give a fig about retaining acidity.  So the trick is … Read More

Central Otago’s Archangel Wines sells to Australia’s Joval Wine Group.

June 14, 2019By Yvonne

Central Otago’s Archangel Wines sells to Australia’s Joval Wine Group.   MEDIA RELEASE                                                                FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Premium Central Otago wine brand and vineyard, Archangel, has been sold to the Australian Family owned Joval Wine Group. The New Zealand Overseas Investment Office (OIO) approved the sale last week. The purchase includes the Archangel … Read More