Abbey Estate Bridge Pa Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2021 $25
Back in 2002 when Feilding dairy farmer Warren Haworth reached 50, he decided to reward himself and his wife Jan with a new life in Hawke’s Bay making wine. A new life of backbreaking work, little reward and even less sleep. But today, with the help of their winemaker son Dermot, they’re now crafting classy wines from the Bridge Pa Triangle that prove the toil was worth it. Scented with apricot, orange zest and jasmine, this deliciously dry viognier has beautifully balanced acidity, buckets of citrus complexity and a long, generously weighty finish, and that’s a holy thing indeed.