Gisborne, Highland

The Gisborne wine region is the first wine region in the world to see the new day's sun and was the first place Captain Cook hopped ashore as the first European to arrive in New Zealand. Located on the most easterly point of the north island, at the northern end of Poverty Bay, Gisborne gets a lot of sunlight hours when compared to other New Zealand wine growing regions.

The regions receives good shelter from the mountains in the west, though is still exposed to cyclones that can have a significant impact on the yield and quality of certain vintages. The soils in Gisborne are predominantly alluvial loams on sandy or volcanic subsoils, suiting the key varieties that grow there.

Chardonnay is the main grape variety for the region although other white varieties like Gewürztraminer, Chenin Blanc, and Riesling are lesser quantities of Viogner are produced. The reds have not been as successful in Gisborne as the whites, though small amounts are grown.

The region is home to only a handful of wineries, less than two dozen in total. Instead, the majority of vineyards are in holdings of large wine companies based elsewhere. The almost-perfectly-flat Gisborne plain is the site for most vineyards, however in more recent times, the gently sloping land in outlying areas of Gisborne has also been planted to vine.
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  1. GIESEN MERLOT 2018
    Giesen's Estate Merlot is a wine that's very approachable in youth and suitable for any occasion. The fruit is sourced from a premium Gisborne vineyard, producing a Merlot with good fruit intensity and a touch of complexity through restrained use ... Learn More
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  2. GLENMORANGIE THE ORIGINAL SCOTCH WHISKY (700ML)
    "The original expression of our elegant, floral spirit and the real backbone of the Glenmorangie range" First, vanilla is detected on the tongue before it ripples along the palate bringing a burst of flowery fruitiness. About a minute after tasting, ... Learn More
  3. GLENMORANGIE THE QUINTA RUBAN 12YO SCOTCH WHISKY
    The darkest and most intense whisky in the extra-matured range, Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban has spent 10 years maturing in American white oak casks, before being transferred into specially selected ruby port pipes from the Quintas or wine estates of Portugal. Dark ... Learn More
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  4. WOLFBURN NORTHLAND SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY 700ML
    Gold Medal for "Single Malt Scotch Whisky - No Age Statement" - Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 "Initially sweet with notes of fruit and fresh sea air. In the background you'll find citrus freshness and hints of cereal, and ... Learn More
  5. WOLFBURN AURORA SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY 700ML
    This beautiful sherried whisky is made from spirit laid down in a combination of American oak and Spanish Oloroso sherry casks. "On the nose you’ll sense sherry sweetness accompanied by dried fruits and malt. On the palate there’s ... Learn More
  6. GLENMORANGIE 18 YEAR OLD SCOTCH WHISKY
    Once it has spent fifteen years maturing in American white oak casks approximately 30% is transferred into Spanish Oloroso casks to spend a further three years maturing. Then, when both elements have reached 18 years, we blend them back together to create ... Learn More
  7. GLENMORANGIE SIGNET SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY 700ML
    "A fusion of unique and rare elements, and clouded in secrecy, Signet is the culmination of a lifetime's experience. A blend of our oldest whisky and spirit matured in a selection of the world's finest casks, this undoubtedly is the ... Learn More
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