WINERIES


Spy Valley Vineyards

Spy Valley Vineyards
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Spy Valley are neighbours to the Waihopai International Satellite Communications Monitoring Station or as they say ' the spy base down the road'. Spy Valley have been named among ' the planet's 20 most notable new producers' and in 2015 won the three Sauvignon Blanc Trophies with their 2012 Envoy Sauvignon.

for more information please visit www.spyvalleywine.co.nz

 
 
 

Millton Vineyards

Millton Vineyards
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For the last thirty years Millton have grown grapes in the traditional way using biodynamic techniques, James Millton is one of the ten original biodynamic winegrowers in the world. Wines from their Clos de Ste. Anne Estate are their 'Grand Cru', the Chardonnay being given 'Super Classic' status from winewriter Michael Cooper 'a wine that has achieved brilliance in at least the last five vintages'.

for more information please visit www.millton.co.nz

 
 
 

Valli Vineyards

Valli Vineyards
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Valli is the personal vocation of Grant Taylor, a pioneering wine maker whose name is synonymous with Otago Pinot Noir. Grant has been awarded a string of gold medals and trophies throughout his long career, including winning the Trophy for Best Pinot Noir at one of the major world wine competitions in London four times, a feat achieved by no other winemaker.

for more information please visit www.valliwine.com

 
 
 

Akarua

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Akarua have one of the best vineyard sites in Central Otago, Tony Jordon one of the world's leading experts in sparkling wine production is now making their fizz and Andrew Keenleyside is crafting their Pinot Noir.

for more information please visit www.akaura.com

 
 
 

Zephyr Wines

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Tim Atkin describes Zephyr Sauvignon Blanc "as about as good as Marlborough gets" and Matthew Jukes that their Pinot would wow Bergunian "stalwarts". The Glover family along with son Ben, one of NZ's most acclaimed and talented winemakers are clearly doing something special.

for more information please visit www.zephyrwine.com

 
 
 

Dog Point

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Dog Point vineyard combines the considerable wine-growing experience of Ivan and Margaret Sutherland and James and Wendy Healey. Ivan and James met whilst working at Cloudy Bay, Ivan was their Viticulturist and James their Oenologist.

for more information please visit www.dogpoint.co.nz

 
 
 

Mt Difficulty

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In the shadow of Mount Difficulty in Bannockburn, Central Otago, Mt Difficulty owns some of the oldest vines in the region and produces some of it's finest wines.

for more information please visit mtdifficulty.co.nz

 
 
 

Mount Edward

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Maverick, revolutionary, genius, ingenius, dynamo, pioneer and avant-guard, are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Duncan Forsythe, winemaker at Mount Edward.

for more information please visit www.mountedward.co.nz

 
 
 

The Elder

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The Elder Pinot, Martinborough, New Zealand, is a small, family owned wine producer making hand-crafted, single vineyard wines of uncompromised quality. Paul Mason makes the wines at Martinborough Vineyards and the first vintage was in 2010.

for more information please visit www.theelderpinot.co.nz

 
 
 

Lawson's Dry Hills

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Ross and Barbara Lawson founded Lawson's Dry Hills in 1992 after growing their own grapes on their Marlborough Vineyard since 1980. Lawson's is a small family owned company and at this year's International Wine Challenge has swept the board with their 2012 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc which won three Trophies.

for more information please visit www.lawsonsdryhills.co.nz

 
 
 

Wild Earth

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" We're a small winery located at the very end of Felton Road in Bannockburn, Central Otago. We've won heaps of awards but that's not what we're about. Our passion and focus is Pinot Noir" Quintin Quider.

for more information please visit www.wildearthwines.co.nz

 
 
 

TerraVin

terravin wine
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TerraVin is found in the Omaka valley in Marlborough, they are passionate about Pinot "Pinot Noir is said to be one of the most unpredictable, challenging, frustrating and moody grape varieties, however, when vineyard precision, fruit quality and sensitive winemaking techniques combine in just the right manner, it can be one of the most rewarding grape varieties and produces some truly spectacular wines"

for more information please visit www.terravin.co.nz

 
 
 

Mahi Wines

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The philosophy behind Mahi - One of the many things that we love about wine is that it is such a true reflection of its place. It is the way that is shows the differences between vineyards that was the inspiration for the start of Mahi. To make wines in as natural a way as possible from great vineyards is a constant enjoyment, and then to see these wines through to the bottle, watch them slowly evolve, and to enjoy them at the table with friends is incredibly satisfying.

for more information please visit www.mahiwines.co.nz

 
 
 

Ata Rangi

atarangi wine
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"Ata Rangi is widely regarded as New Zealand's top Pinot Noir producer" writes Tim Atkin. "Ata Rangi Pinot Noir is one of the greatest of all New Zealand wines" writes Michael Cooper. The first 12 acre vineyard was planted in 1980 in Martinborough in the Wairarapa an area now regarded as premium Pinot Noir country.

for more information please visit www.atarangi.co.nz

 
 
 

Greywacke

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Kevin Judd was chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay for 25 years and the person responsible for the groundbreaking early wines they produced. Kevin named his own Marlborough vineyard 'Greywacke' after the round river stones prevalent in the soils and they produced their first wines in 2009.

for more information please visit www.greywacke.com
 
 
 

Pegasus Bay

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The Donaldsons have been making wines at Pegasus Bay in the Waipara Valley Christchurch since the 1970's. It is a family affair with Mathew and his partner Lynette as winemakers and father Ivan as Neurologist wine writer and judge, other family members are busy doing marketing and running the restaurant. Michael Cooper NZ wine critic rates all of the wines very highly. Main Divide also produced at Pegasus Bay is named after the mighty Southern Alps, the backbone of the South Island of New Zealand.

for more information please visit www.pegasusbay.com

 
 
 

Neudorf

neudorf wine
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From humble beginnings..."back in the 70s when we planted our vineyard growing grapes was regarded as dodgy. The Rural Bank told us to think about sheep "...Today Neudorf exports to 16 countries and their wines are listed at some of the world's best restaurants. Tim Atkin writes in the Observer..."The Finns make some of my favourite New Zealand wines and I drink Judy and Tim's wines with enormous pleasure on a regular basis" .

for more information please visit www.neudorf.co.nz

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Man O' War

manowar wine
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Man O'War Bay on Waiheke Island was so named when Captain James Cook used the bay as a timber and water station in 1769. Now all is peaceful and fine wines are crafted from this ruggedly beautiful coastal vineyard. .

for more information please visit www.manowarvineyards.co.nz

 
 
 

Kumeu River

Kumeu River wine
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Chardonnay from Kumeu River has enjoyed international critical acclaim for many years with US Wine Spectator magazine claiming it to be "New Zealand's best Chardonnay year in year out..." (April 2003) and wine writer Michael Cooper awarding it 'super classic status' given to wines that have 'achieved brilliance in the last five vintages'. Kumeu River is a family company established in 1944 by the Brajkovich family in Kumeu north of Auckland.

for more information please visit www.kumeuriver.co.nz

 
 
 

Waipara Springs

Waipara springs wine
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Waipara Springs was planted in the early 1980's and has some of the oldest vines in the valley. Two different styles are produced,fresh fruit driven wines under the Waipara Springs label and structurally driven wines under the Premo label..

for more information please visit www.waiparasprings.co.nz

 
 
 

The Wooing Tree

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The Wooing Tree is a single vineyard family owned winery in the heart of Central Otago Pinot Noir country. When the owners originally planned to clear the land of trees, they met with a protest they had not expected, one tree had to be saved and that tree has now become an iconic landmark that dominates the vineyard and has given its name to the Estate - Thw Wooing Tree - and it is still the perfect lovers tryst.

for more information please visit www.wooingtree.co.nz