Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

April 6, 2021By Yvonne

Zephyr Organic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $23 Certified organic and seriously smashable, this shiny new release from the Glover Family of the Dillons Point subregion, is a lipsmackingly lush, lemongrassy lovely that pings around the palate with basil, tomato leaf, red capsicum and a squeak of sexy, salty, upper-lip sweat. The acidity is zesty and … Read More

B-Liv Chile Organic Red Blend 2018

March 18, 2021By Yvonne

B-Liv Chile Organic Red Blend 2018 $29 Crafted from the three red grapes that Chile is most famous for, cabernet sauvignon, carmenere and syrah, this certified organic smorgasbord of berry intensity is a bottle full of grins. Toasty, caramelised oak notes merge with super-fruity blackcurrant and blackberry characters which will perk up even the most … Read More

Te Mania Nelson Pinot Noir 2019

March 17, 2021By Yvonne

Te Mania Nelson Pinot Noir 2019 $27 Fresh as a daisy and stacked with spice, the acidity is super-youthful yet pushes redcurrant, cherry and tangy tamarillo to the fore. Certified organic, it’s a style that demands a large, swirlable glass to soften it out and plump it up, and once that oxygen takes hold it … Read More

Villa Maria Earth Garden Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020

March 14, 2021By Yvonne

Villa Maria Earth Garden Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2020 $19.99 This certified organic, 100% merlot rosé is part of a new, environmentally conscious range of wines designed to meet the global demands for more fully-sustainable wine. It’s also designed to be darn tasty and they’ve succeeded in that. If you’re seeking out a sweet lolly-like rosé … Read More

Greystone Organic Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2019

March 1, 2021By Yvonne

Greystone Organic Waipara Valley Chardonnay 2019 $42 This is the real deal if you’re a fan of coconut, roast pineapple, vanilla and peachy vavoom, then this is your plucky, plush poison. Certified organic and crafted by the ultra-talented Dom Maxwell, this peaches and cream-fest of a chardonnay is juicy, layered with soft almond and nougat … Read More

Greystone Organic Waipara Valley Rosé 2020

December 18, 2020By Yvonne

Greystone Organic Waipara Valley Rosé 2020 $25 I am loving the depth of fruit in this roaring rosé from North Canterbury way. Certified organic, tank fermented and treated like royalty from berry to bottle, this rose has smooth, ripe, raspberry, watermelon, creaming soda and a cherry edge on the finish. It’s generously juicy and jam-packed … Read More

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Central Otago Riesling 2016

October 1, 2020By Yvonne

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Central Otago Riesling 2016 $33 This organic riesling absolutely roars with baked apple, crisp lime and loads of quartzy minerality. The acidity is pinging on the palate, there’s a tonne of tangelo and mandarin magic and loads of green apple characters crash through onto the finish as well. It’s a long-term … Read More

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

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

Bostock Vicki’s Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2017

June 3, 2020By Yvonne

Bostock Vicki’s Vineyard Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2017 $70 Grown at Ngatarawa in Hawke’s Bay’s Bridge Pa Triangle district, this organically-produced merlot is incredibly elegant and stylish and shows classic cocoa, plum, espresso, dark berries and plump, velvety textures.  It’s drinking beautifully now, but pop another couple of bottles in the cellar until later in the … Read More