Bostock Airini Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021

May 1, 2022By Yvonne

Bostock Airini Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021 $48 Crafted from certified organic syrah grapes grown in the iron-rich soils of the Bridge Pa Triangle sub-region, this new rosé bursts with apple, raspberry and pink peppercorn aromas and washes across the tongue and tonsils with a wave of crunchy-crisp, juicy watermelon and redcurrant characters. Cleansing and richly … Read More

Petane Tracks Block Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2021

April 14, 2022By Yvonne

Petane Tracks Block Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2021 $30 If you prefer your viognier with less of the oily texture and apricot overload, then chances are this style is for you. Dry and mineral-focused, it has a dash of white pepper and soft peach on the palate. Lighter-styled than its predecessors, it’s on the leaner end … Read More

Leftfield Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020

April 11, 2022By Yvonne

Leftfield Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 $17.99 Paired with: BAKED CHICKEN AND MOZZARELLA MEATBALLS dish Magazine Issue 103 The Leftfield Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2020 ($17) has just the right amount of grilled citrus, roast peach and buttered toast terrificness to carry these meatballs past the goalposts. Juicy, robust and prickled with plucky pineapple notes, it’s a … Read More

Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Hawke’s Bay Albariño 2021

March 30, 2022By Yvonne

Smith & Sheth Cru Heretaunga Hawke’s Bay Albariño 2021 ($40) Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Pork and Prawn Potsticker Dumplings Canvas NZ Herald April 2 2022 Albariño is Spain’s signature white grape however it’s also found a very happy home under the Hawke’s Bay sun. Sourced from the iron-rich, red gravels of the Bridge Pa sub-region, … Read More

Hāhā Rõhi Sparkling Hawke’s Bay Rosé NV

March 30, 2022By Yvonne

Hāhā Rõhi Hawke’s Bay Sparkling Rosé NV ($40 for 2) Brand new and absolutely, hands-down, no-holds-barred, the best thing to sip whilst nibbling these acidulously awesome little pockets of piquant perfection, is this wine. Crafted by Ant Mackenzie from a mix of merlot, malbec and cabernet sauvignon and bottled with a new screwcap designed specifically … Read More

Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020

March 17, 2022By Yvonne

Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020 $24.99 Clearly the syrah gods were shining on Trinity hill during the 2020 summer because this syrah is an absolute stunner. That they’ve managed to cram in so much character for under $25 is a phenomenal feat. The aromas display an exhaustive array of peppercorn, dark, exotic florals, damson … Read More

Crab Farm Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021

March 10, 2022By Yvonne

Crab Farm Hawke’s Bay Rosé 2021 $19 If you’re looking for a delicate frilly rosé you’ve come down the wrong cul de sac friend. This style is designed to grip you around the gums and shake you sideways. It’s got some grunty red fruit, spice and herb notes alongside a hint of rhubarb and pepper … Read More

Crab Farm Hawke’s Bay Riesling 2021

March 10, 2022By Yvonne

Crab Farm Hawke’s Bay Riesling 2021 $21.99 Sometimes all you need is a whipcrack fresh little splash of lime, honeysuckle and green apple to make the day bright again. With a lick of lemonade and the scent of alpine flowers, it’s a great wine to serve super-chilled with a steaming bowl of Pad Thai. Crab … Read More

Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2021

March 10, 2022By Yvonne

 Paired with: Fennel Pear and Walnut Salad Annabel Langbein in NZ Herald 12.03.2022 Trinity Hill Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2021 $24.99 You know how when you Google a recipe and you click on it and you have to scroll and scroll and scroll until finally you finally get to the ingredients and method and you … Read More

Maison Noire Home Block Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020

March 4, 2022By Yvonne

Maison Noire Home Block Hawke’s Bay Syrah 2020 $40 Wow. This is one sexy wine! Deep, glossy and crimson-hued, I love the waft of caramelised spices, coffee, sweet cocoa and buckets of baked fruit on the nose. It’s intensely fragrant and gushes with peppercorns, red currant and smoked cherry flavours on the palate. The tannins … Read More