Te Awanga Estate Quarter Acre Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018

March 2, 2020By Yvonne

Te Awanga Estate Quarter Acre Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018 $49.99 I’m convinced Rod McDonald, winemaker and owner of Te Awanga Estate, actually has syrah running through is veins instead of blood.  He’s so intuitive with each vintage, it’s like he and those grapes have telepathic connections that work to create deliciousness in the bottle every … Read More

Te Awanga Estate Quarter Acre Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018

February 25, 2020By Yvonne

Te Awanga Estate Quarter Acre Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018 $49.99 Te Awanga Estate’s owner Rod McDonald, has been named in the inaugural ‘Master Winemaker 100’ list, a prestigious who’s who of top global winemakers compiled by reputable magazine the drinks business (UK) – so what you’re holding in your hand is a glass of his … Read More

Te Awanga Estate Mister Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019

February 12, 2020By Yvonne

Te Awanga Estate Mister Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2019 $21.99 Word on the street is that 2019 was a cracker of a year in Hawke’s Bay for chardonnay and this little Rod McDonald creation definitely doesn’t let the side down.  It’s a seriously sippable, grin-inducing burst of nectarine, lemon zest, creamy almond and brulee notes.  There’s … Read More

Te Awanga Estate Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019

November 10, 2019By Yvonne

Blistered Bread Beans and Haloumi with Tzatziki Well hang my knickers on the line and call me KZ7.  If the combination of these blistered beans and the mind-bendingly tasty Te Awanga Estate Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019 ($19) doesn’t have you sailing into the stratosphere then I don’t know what will.  Crisp nashi, quince and … Read More

Te Awanga Estate The Loom Hawke’s Bay Reserve Chardonnay 2018

July 30, 2019By Yvonne

Te Awanga Estate The Loom Hawke’s Bay Reserve Chardonnay 2018 $34 Glossy, golden and going gangbusters on the pineapple and peach front, this Rod McDonald creation just powers across the palate leaving a comets tail of caramelised spices, buttered crumpet crumbs, grapefruit zest and tropical tastiness abound.  It’s silky, succulent and seriously sexy to sip. … Read More

Te Awanga Estate Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018

July 2, 2019By Yvonne

Te Awanga Estate Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2018 $28.99 Crafted by Rod McDonald, a winemaker seemingly blessed with the syrah version of jazz hands for every vintage, this is a plum and pepper-scented sensation was sourced from fruit grown west of Hastings, an area famous for producing the iron-rich, Bridge Pa soils and the prestigious, deep, … Read More

Te Awanga Estate Mister Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019

June 26, 2019By Yvonne

Te Awanga Estate Mister Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2019 $21.99 A squeak of skin contact has given this gris a super-sexy rose-gold blush in the glass and aroma-wise it ticks all the boxes in terms of quince, baked pear, peachy notes and all sorts of fresh spices that also osmose across the palate.  The acidity … Read More

Te Awanga Estate Mister Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018

June 26, 2019By Yvonne

Te Awanga Estate Mister Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $17.99 I was tasting this wine whilst looking at a recipe for Spinach, Pea & Parmesan Risotto and sauvignon blanc immediately springs to mind the second I see spinach and peas in any recipe.  But you don’t want just any old sauvignon, oh no.  You need … Read More