Valli Waitaki Vineyard North Otago Pinot Noir 2019

June 10, 2021By Yvonne

Valli Waitaki Vineyard North Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $79 The Waitaki wine region sits right on the border of North Otago and South Canterbury. Hard country. Richie McCaw country. Its extreme climate produces pinot noir with huge florality (yes it’s a word), a soft, saline layer compliments cheek-puckeringly prickly astringency and has cherry, raspberry, pomegranate … Read More

Foothill Groves Waitaki Riesling 2019

June 21, 2020By Yvonne

Foothill Groves Waitaki Riesling 2019 $28 Helen and Ian Dent might be the newest winemakers in the Waitaki Valley, but they’re crafting their riesling from the oldest vines in the region.  Ian’s a machine operator at the local power station and Helen is an expert I.T number cruncher, and with rockstar riesling maker Grant Taylor … Read More

Riptide Waitaki Dry Riesling 2018

December 20, 2019By Yvonne

Riptide Waitaki Dry Riesling 2018 $30 If you’re looking for a ‘wham bam thank you maam, fruit-fest of a riesling, then you’ve come to the wrong place here.  Winemaker Renan Theilloux has gone against the grain, creating a style that has beautiful boniness, minerality and succulence while keeping its structure from being whole-cluster fermented in … Read More

Kurow Estate Black Star Waitaki Field Blend 2016 $27

November 28, 2017By Yvonne

A ‘field blend’ is a way of creating wine that truly reflects the composition of the vineyard and steers away from the modern practice of keeping everything separate. An organically produced blend of pinot noir, pinot gris and gewurztraminer, this wine is like a red, a rose and an orange wine all rolled into one. … Read More