Dry River

The New Zealand wine industry is one of the younger wine regions in the world, whose popularity grew immensely when Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc hit the world wine scene, quite unique in style when compared to the typical French Sancerre.

Wine is successfully cultivated on both the North and South islands from a latitude of 36 degrees in the North to 45 degrees for the most southerly wine region in the world, the south Island's Central Otago. The majority of regions are located in free-draining alluvial valleys except for Waiheke Island and Kawarau Gorge in Central Otago and benefit from the moderating effect of the maritime climate as no vineyard is more than 80 miles from the ocean. With plentiful sunshine hours and cool evening sea breezes, the grapes thrive.

Sauvignon Blanc is the major white variety people will think of when you mention New Zealand Whites, however fantastic Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and less commonly Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Blanc. Pinot Noir is the most widely planted red variety in New Zealand although Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot (Bordeaux Blends), Syrah are also grown and in even smaller amounts, Tempranillo and Montepulcianos can too be found. Sparkling wines of very high standards are also made in New Zealand.

The key wine regions in New Zealand include Auckland, Canterbury, Central Otago, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Marlborough and Nelson.
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  1. Dry River Pinot Gris 2016
    This wine is approachable when young, but gaining considerable interest after five to seven years. ... Learn More
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  2. Dry River Riesling 2014
    It is recommended to resist the temptation to drink now and assess the wine in another three years. Better still, cellar for an extended time, up to ten years. ... Learn More
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    Bob Campbell MW
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  3. Dry River Chardonnay 2016
    Fruit characters such as white nectarine and citrus mingle with the subtle nuttiness of toasted and crushed almonds. Notes of brioche almost span the components of the wine coming from barrels as well as aging on lees. The palate is ... Learn More
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  4. Dry River Pinot Noir 2017
    The nose is very attractive, with a perfume-like finesse and a lighter than usual appearance. A fresh, complex and floral nose shows Christmas lilies, violets and honeysuckle. There are the hallmark, darker Dry River characters of fruit of the forest, ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  5. Dry River Pinot Noir 2015
    Dry River is a highly collected and difficult to secure producer based in Martinborough. The wines, made by the fantastic winemaker Wilco Lam, are often rated in the top 3-4 Pinot Noir's in the country ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  6. Dry River Pinot Noir 2008
    Pretty and juicy and even a little loose by now. LOVELY WINE. - Jancis Robinson This Pinot is crimson with a purple aspect. The nose seems quite fragrant and pure - flowers, cherries/black fruit, pot pourri and black olives ... Learn More
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