Ash Ridge Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018

April 29, 2020By Yvonne

Ash Ridge Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $22 While it says 75% of the juice was barrel fermented on the back label, this is not an overly smoky, funky style at all.  In fact the barrel fermentation has accentuated the limey, mineral nature of the wine and created a ripe, yet very complex style that … Read More

Ash Ridge Premium Hawke’s Bay Ruby Syrah 2019

April 29, 2020By Yvonne

Ash Ridge Premium Hawke’s Bay Ruby Syrah 2019 375ml $29 Oh the colour!!! Wow.  It is a riot of crimson, ruby, magenta and garnet-gilded gorgeousness!  Bold, peppery, Bridge Pa-grown syrah has been finely fortified to 20% and nursed into a 375ml bottle.  This is good.  A larger bottle would have been dangerous, for me at … Read More

Ash Ridge Premium Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2017

April 20, 2020By Yvonne

Ash Ridge Premium Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2017 $32 If you’ve been searching for a viognier that’s not a headrush of sweetness and oiliness and OTT everything, then here’s your wish granted. Grown in the iron-rich soils of the Bridge Pa sub-region of Hawke’s Bay, this viognier has subtle orange blossom aromatics, a soupçon of spice … Read More

Ash Ridge Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2018

April 19, 2020By Yvonne

Ash Ridge Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2018 $22 Reviewed for dish Magazine July/Aug 2020 – Paired with Lamb Shank Pie Combining two of my absolute favourite things, lamb shanks and pies, this meal is given a leg up (shank, leg, ahem) by the delicious Ash Ridge Hawke’s Bay Merlot 2018 ($22).  With its vibrant, plummy perfume, … Read More

Ash Ridge Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017

August 31, 2018By Yvonne

Ash Ridge Hawke’s Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017 $21 Lemon, lime notes on the nose and palate, they’re edged with seashell minerality and expect some marzipan and toasty notes from the 85% barrel fermentation as well. It could do with more generosity and freshness in the mid palate however. www.ashridgewines.co.nz  

Ash Ridge gets busy…

January 7, 2012By Yvonne

It is exactly one year since Ash Ridge Wines opened their tiny, tin shed cellar door on State Highway 50, ten minutes drive southeast of Hastings.  Offering a handful of wines, coffee, tea and good old gap-fillers like antipasto, cheese platters and lasagne, they’re perfectly poised to snare parched and peckish people speeding north from … Read More