** PROUD WINNERS OF DECANTER MAGAZINE'S RETAIL AWARDS 2019 (BEST NEWCOMER) **

New Zealand

New Zealand


Brits have fallen in love with the wines of New Zealand. The affair probably has much to do with the colonial heritage, but it also has a great deal to do with the excellent, benchmark wines that are produced here. The story must begin with Sauvignon Blanc, but certainly doesn’t end there. Since the 1970s the region of Marlborough has become the go-to area, perhaps in the world, for bright, crystalline ‘Savs’ which gave the French something to think about. But now, it is becoming as equally famous for its Pinots, which are now beyond just being less expensive alternatives to Burgundy, instead showing regional characteristics, from the dark cherry and spice of Central Otago to the brawn and dried herbs of Martinborough.

A special mention goes to the Chardonnays of Kumeu River of Auckland, as these are some of the most remarkable wines from this variety in the Southern Hemisphere.

Richard Ballantyne MW

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    Taringi 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
    A super-crisp and daisy fresh Sauvignon which has more than a little hint of kiwi about it. Scents of elderflower too.... Learn More
  2. Villa Maria 2018 Private Bin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
    The 2018 Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc showcases the best of what Marlborough has to offer. This delicious,... Learn More
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    Duke of Marlborough 2017 Sauvignon Blanc
    A great value Sav, full of citrus, green herb, elderflower and lime cordial notes Learn More
  4. Dusky Sounds 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
    Lively Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough with notes of mint, thyme, coriander, lime zest and grapefruit. Deliclious easy... Learn More
  5. Villa Maria 2018 Private Bin Rosé
    This delicious rosé from Hawkes Bay is mostly Merlot but has smaller parts of Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Malbec... Learn More
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    Duchess of Marlborough 2016 Pinot Noir
    A juicy, sappy Pinot from Marlborough with bright reds fruits and a subtle note on the palate Learn More
  7. Taringi 2013 Pinot Noir
    Fragrant red cherries. Quite a light bodied Pinot but crammed with flavour and aromatics. Brilliant winemaking Learn More
  8. Villa Maria 2015 Merlot Cabernet Private Bin Hawkes Bay
    Villa Maria excels at producing high quality everyday wines. This wine is from their Hawkes Bay estate and has complex... Learn More
  9. Villa Maria 2017 Cellar Selection Sauvignon Gris
    Sauvignon Gris is an unusual variety, not often found on its own, normally in blends. It is similar to its cousin,... Learn More
  10. Kumeu River 2018 Village Pinot Noir
    Light cherry colour with lovely aromatic of red cherries, but the palate is all black fruits, continuing with flavours... Learn More
  11. Kumeu River 2017 Village Chardonnay
    This wine is a great introduction to Kumeu River, my favourite producer of Chardonnay in the new world. Elegant, fine... Learn More
  12. Kumeu River 2017 Pinot Gris
    Kumeu River's Pinot Gris leans more towards Alsace than Italy. It is dry, but with great texture and aromatics of... Learn More
  13. Leftfield 2018 Albarino
    New Zealand is really catching up with exploring new varieties. Its not just about Sav anymore. Albarino is a great... Learn More
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    Mount Difficulty 2016 Roaring Meg Pinot Gris
    An aromatic style of Pinot Gris with notes of stoned and tropical fruits, with good richness and mouthfeel on the palate Learn More
  15. Kumeu River 2018 Sauvignon Blanc
    Kumeu River returns to making Sauvignon Blanc. This is the first harvest from their new Hawkes Bay vineyard and it is... Learn More
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