New Zealand, Canterbury

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. Koyama Noble Riesling 2018 375ml
    nly botrytis (Noble rot) influenced grapes were carefully selected and hand-harvested from Koyama’s Estate Vineyard in Waipara Valley. Noble rot contributes aromas of honeysuckle and beeswax, and adds richness to the palate. ... Learn More
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  2. Koyama Tussock Terrace Riesling 2019
    Koyama Mountford was planted in 1991 on an enviable calcareous scree embedded in the north-western face of the eastern Waipara Valley. A substrata of marl brimming with plentiful active limestone, it is known as ‘The Golden Mile’. Waxy honeydew and citrus ... Learn More
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  3. Koyama Tussock Terrace Riesling 2018
    Koyama Mountford was planted in 1991 on an enviable calcareous scree embedded in the north-western face of the eastern Waipara Valley. A substrata of marl brimming with plentiful active limestone, it is known as ‘The Golden Mile’. Waxy honeydew and citrus ... Learn More
  4. Koyama Waipara Pinot Noir 2018
    The grapes were sourced from two different vineyards in Waipara Valley. Both vineyards are situated in the centre of Waipara Valley, where the soil is called “Glacial Gravel”. Since this wine is a blend of two gravel soil vineyards, the ... Learn More
  5. Koyama Pearsons Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017
    This wine is quite aromatic and fruity with a well-integrated acid backbone. Crimson colour with ruby going to a brick red hue. A soft and rounded wine with aromas of sweet red berry fruits and red cherries. The palate is ... Learn More
  6. Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2014
    A very fresh and concentrated edition of this majestic pinot noir. This is bathed in dark cherry fruits, earth and spices, and there's a meaty depth and plenty of forest bracken too. The tannins are long and grainy, and carry ... Learn More
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  7. Koyama Williams Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
    Made from grapes grown on a limestone-rich hillside vineyard in Waipara. It’s a dense, high energy pinot noir with plum, violet, spice/anise, fresh herb and spicy oak flavours. Accessible now but with the potential to age well. - ... Learn More
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  8. Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2013
    This is not the Pegasus Bay's flagship Pinot Noir, but it sometimes beats its big brother and has been consistently good for many years. Dark, deep, ruby-red colour, lighter edged. This has a well-proportioned and concentrated nose with deep aroma ... Learn More
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  9. Koyama Williams S Pinot Noir 2018
    Taut, youthful pinot noir with cherry, red fruit, saline-mineral, fresh herb and spicy oak flavours. Bright, high-energy wine with a backbone of fine, peppery tannins. An elegant wine with cellaring potential. - Bob Campbell Grapes are sourced from vineyards throughout ... Learn More
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  10. Pyramid Valley 'Fields Of Fire' Chardonnay 2019
    Biodynamic. Named after the type of grass growing in the vineyard, this densely planted Chardonnay site sits on a southeast-facing, clay-limestone slope, which has been farmed biodynamically from the beginning. Although recently expanded by one hectare, the original plantings cover ... Learn More
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  11. Pyramid Valley 'Lions Tooth' Chardonnay 2019
    Biodynamic. This 0.4-hectare site, like the wine that results, takes its name from the vineyard’s abundance of dandelions (‘dent-de-lion’, or lion’s tooth in French). These flowers predominate apparently because of the higher clay content in this parcel. It ... Learn More
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  12. Pyramid Valley Earth Smoke Pinot Noir 2019
    Biodynamic. Both of Pyramid Valley’s Pinot Noir vineyards are densely planted on clay/limestone slopes. Earth Smoke sits on the richer soils of the two: an expansive, east-facing slope with strong, beautifully structured soils that are comparatively high in ... Learn More
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  13. Pyramid Valley Angel Flower Pinot Noir 2019
    Biodynamic. Angel Flower is a cooler, more exposed block than Earth Smoke. The shallow soils and north-facing aspect here result in a more floral and aromatic wine, although the weight and shape of the palate have much in common with ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    James Suckling
  14. Online Tasting Pack - Pinot Noir Comparison Tasting Thursday 12th August 6:30pm aest

    It's almost international Pinot Noir day! A grape that is very fussy and fickle to grow yet produces some of the most expensive and collected wines in the world. We'll do a side by side comparison of 3 different Pinot ... Learn More

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  15. Pyramid Valley Angel Flower Pinot Noir 2015
    Very elegant and tightly bound with refined and ethereal aromas of red cherry fruit entwined with red florals and subtle notes of fresh herbs. - Raymond Chan Penetrating, juicy, sappy, brisk yet enveloping; vibrant flavours of red fruit and spice; ... Learn More
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