Waimea Nelson Sauvignon Gris 2022

January 20, 2023By Yvonne

Waimea Nelson Sauvignon Gris 2022 $22 Sauvignon gris is a single grape. It’s not, as many people instantly assume, a blend of sauvignon blanc and pinot gris. Sauvignon gris has its home in a tiny ‘department’ called Jura, in western France and it’s famous for producing wines that burst with spiced citrus, feijoas, white strawberries … Read More

Waimea Nelson Albariño 2015

December 1, 2015By Yvonne

Waimea Nelson Albariño 2015 $25 ★★★★★ Albariño is a signature Spanish white variety that clearly loves its new home in Nelson by the looks of things.  The team at Waimea have seriously outdone themselves here with this musk and nectarine scented wine, bursting with tangy pear, peach and apple flavours and finishing with lovely crushed … Read More

Nelson on my mind…

January 18, 2013By Yvonne

I’ve just spent three days in stunning Nelson filming at Woollaston Estate and a bunch of boutique breweries for my show Thirsty Work.  Shane Munn and his team at Woollaston Estate produce a veritable smorgasbord of certified organic wines from their four-level, gravity fed winery in Mahana, and despite loving their floral sauvignon blanc, red-fruited, … Read More

Waimea Nelson Pinot Gris 2011

July 23, 2012By Yvonne

Waimea Nelson Pinot Gris 2011 $19  Hallmark apple and pear characters on both the nose and palate makes this a reasonably pleasant pinot gris, however a hint of extra warmth sneaking through on the finish tends to dull the fruit.

24 October 2011 Sauvignon Lighten’s Up…

November 14, 2011By Yvonne

Sauvignon Lightens Up Alcohol isn’t everything.  I wish someone had told me that when I was eighteen and making an idiot of myself.  But back then there wasn’t much in the way of choice,  it was all or nothing.  Although they contained less alcohol, more than two beers made my stomach churn, I didn’t really … Read More