Fairmont Estate Block One Gladstone Terraces Gewurztraminer 2018

June 4, 2022By Yvonne

Fairmont Estate Admiral Hill Gladstone Terraces Gewurztraminer 2018 $22 Intensely spicy on the nose, ginger, white pepper and even a tweak of marjoram merge with classic Turkish Delight, peach, honeysuckle, and delicious richness. Baked apple complexity, luxurious spices and a gorgeously long finish. Love it! Fairmont Estate

Gladstone Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2021

May 26, 2022By Yvonne

Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2021 $24.99 There’s something in the deep, dry, rocky soils of the ancient terraces of the Ruamahanga River that gives Gladstone Vineyard’s pinot gris its deliciously dry superpowers.  Spice-stacked and mineral-focused, it has a core (scuse the pun) of pear and green apple which provides the spine for crunchy acidity … Read More

Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Viognier 2019

April 3, 2022By Yvonne

Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Viognier 2019 $28.99 The unmistakable aroma of orange zest, apricot and a little jiggle of jasmine tells you that this is going to be a great little viognier. Grown organically on the ancient rocky terraces above the Ruamahanga River, this is an ultra-bright, beautifully balanced example of a variety that’s notoriously difficult … Read More

Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Rose 2019

April 3, 2022By Yvonne

Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Rose 2019 $24.99 Pale apricot-pink and bursting with bright cherry blossom and rhubarb, this absolute little rockstar of a rosé is singing all the right tunes. Cleansing honeydew melon and peachy complexity with a hint of apple makes this deliciously dry wine a dream to drink. Gladstone Vineyard

Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2019

November 2, 2021By Yvonne

Gladstone Vineyard Wairarapa Pinot Noir 2019 $36 A stylishly savoury pinot noir that’s been grown organically and carefully shepherded into the bottle by Ollie Wylie and Chief Winemaker Eddie McDougall, this is a style that is absolutely classic Gladstone. Cherry, tamarillo and dried herb layers wash across deliciously dusty tannins and compliment its supple acidity. … Read More

Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2018

April 17, 2021By Yvonne

Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2018 $25 Organically and Biodynamically grown and tended by viticulturist Bevan Lambess, and crafted into wine by Jannine Rickards, this wild, wooly and mineral-edged Pinot Gris will definitely appeal to those who prefer their gris on the dry side. 12% of the blend went in as ripe bunches that were fermented … Read More

Urlar The Mediator Gladstone White NV

February 24, 2021By Yvonne

Urlar The Mediator Gladstone White NV $19.99 This blend of 54% pinot gris, 20% viogner, 16% chardonnay, 5% riesling and 5% sauvignon blanc is harmony and balance in a bottle – hence why it’s been called The Mediator. Organically, biodynamically crafted by the phases of the moon, it’s lemongrassy, lime and apple-scented style that bursts … Read More

Cottier Gladstone Pinot Noir 2016

April 28, 2020By Yvonne

Cottier Gladstone Pinot Noir 2016 $28.50 Grown on that famous stretch of Wairarapa wine country, Dakins Road, this pinot noir captures the classic liquorice character which glows in many Gladstone district examples.  It boasts an earthy backbone, loads of savoury character and a tonne of spice to cloak powdery tannins.  Cherry and wild rhubarb dominate … Read More

Cottier Estate Gladstone Pinot Gris 2013 $17.50 (5 stars)

April 3, 2017By Yvonne

The rocky old Ruamahanga River in Gladstone nourishes Cottier Estate’s vineyards and helps them create classically full, generous pinot gris like this.  Pinot gris that’s packed with pear, ripe juicy rose apple, nashi and a squeak of quince all crash across the tastebuds in this beautifully balanced aromatic white. Fat and sassy on the palate, … Read More

Johner Estate Gladstone Viognier 2015 $26 (4.5 stars)

March 30, 2017By Yvonne

One thing I’ve been treating myself to, as my family scoffs its way through our enormous 10+kilo Christmas ham, is some really excellent viognier.  Viognier has the spicy floral aromatics of say, pinot gris, combined with the tropical, toasty richness of chardonnay, which makes it absolutely divine with any type of swine.  This is one … Read More