‘De La Terre’ means ‘of the earth’, which fits as they have New Zealand’s only earth brick winery building up on the Taihape Road. ‘They’ are Tony and Kaye Prichard, who’ve been working on their own label following Tony’s departure from Church Road a little over a decade ago. Barbera is super-rare and the Prichard’s only make a few hundred bottles each year of this brisk, berry-driven, tamarillo-infused, Christmas cake spiced sensation. Sip with Bangladeshi Lamb and tomato curry.