New Zealand

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 Montepulciano 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. LOWLANDS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017
    Classical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc fruit expressions & a multi international award winner. Produced from vineyards in the Lower Wairau plains, which have belonged to the Holdaway family since 1864. Passionfruit, grapefruit & fresh lime flavours with a gentle minerality & soft, clean finish. ... Learn More
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  2. FAMILY WINE CO. HAWKES BAY CHARDONNAY 2017
    A United Cellars exclusive, specifically made from top boutique winery, Ash Ridge, and 2015 NZ Young Wine Maker of the Year, Lauren Swift. This is produced in a generous fruit forward style with good oak influence loaded with yellow stone fruit ... Learn More
  3. NATIVE BIRD GISBORNE CHARDONNAY 2016
    Made by a secret wine maker especially for United cellars with full malolactic fermentation, this is that elusive 80's style Chardonnay you've been searching for. Big, tropical fruit aromas of grilled pineapple and guava, with hints of butterscotch, dry straw ... Learn More
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  4. TEMPEST COVE ZESTY SAVVY 2019
    Exclusively produced for United Cellars by Luke Miller, carefully selected from a single vineyard site in the Awatere Valley. Bright aromatics of tropical fruits, lemon grass & chalky minerality. A full mouthfeel, with zesty acidity carrying tropical & citrus flavours to a ... Learn More
  5. HILLS AND RIVERS MERLOT MALBEC SYRAH 2017
    Made by the critically acclaimed winemaker Lauren Swift in the Bridge Pa Triangle. Carefully selected Merlot, Malbec & Syrah fruit creates a combination of succulent fruit intensity, elegant complexity and polished tannins. Flavours of black plum, dark berries, spiced fruit cake ... Learn More
  6. TE MANIA PINOT NOIR ROSE 2017
    Soft, subtle, fruity and elegant wine made from Pinot Noir grapes with attractive, vibrant raspberry and red berry fruit aromas. Deliciously creamy with fresh strawberry, peach and red berryfruit flavours, a seamless palate and a clean, crisp dry finish. A ... Learn More
  7. HILLS AND RIVERS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017
    Made by the critically acclaimed winemaker Lauren Swift of Ash Ridge & gently softened with 20% barrel ferment. Mandarin, lemon and lime zest on the nose, delicately dance with tropical and chalk aromas. Refreshingly crisp & flinty, with a beautifully balanced finish. ... Learn More
  8. HILLS AND RIVERS ROSE 2018
    An extremely moreish Rose, dubbed as "Princess Petrol". Created by a top boutique vineyard, for those looking for a fresh, vibrant wine. Juicy, well balanced raspberry & candy flavours. ... Learn More
  9. HILLS AND RIVERS PINOT GRIS 2018
    Hand selected by the critically acclaimed winemaker Lauren Swift of Ash Ridge & aged for 6 months on lees. An energetic, aromatic Pinot Gris with lovely floral nuances. Luscious, textural lime, yellow stone fruit and marmalade notes with hints of honeycomb & ginger. ... Learn More
  10. ME BY MATAHIWI ESTATE ROSE 2018
    This is a vibrant cool climate Rose, which is both lush & crisp. From the multi-award winning, family owned & sustainable vineyards of Matahiwi. The palate is lively & fruit-forward, with raspberry, dried cranberry and stone fruit flavours, subtle creaminess and a long ... Learn More
  11. PRETTY PADDOCK SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018
    Immediately appealing, with classic Marlborough lively fruit flavours. Produced from vineyards in the Lower Wairau plains, which have belonged to the Holdaway family since 1864. The palate is fruit expressive and vibrant, and delivers attractive fruit intensity backed by crisp acidity. ... Learn More
  12. LONGBUSH WINES 'BIRD SERIES' VIOGNIER 2016
    Loud, proud & harmonious - like the native Tui. A deep, creamy nose showing hints of honey, apple & anise. Luxurious & complex on the palate, with brown pear, fennel spice, lemon & burnt toffee flavours. Proudly supporting the Longbush Waikereru Eco-Sanctury. ... Learn More
  13. LONGBUSH WINES 'BIRD SERIES' GEWURTZTRAMINER 2018
    Lithe, pretty & singing sweetly - like the native Korimako. Bold aromatics of floral nectar, lychee & mango but with a restrained, Alsacian styled palate. Beautifully balanced with a tropical spice finish. Proudly supporting the Longbush Waikereru Eco-Sanctury. ... Learn More
  14. LONGBUSH WINES 'BIRD SERIES' MERLOT 2018
    Humble but quietly powerful- like the native Kiwi. A very pretty bouquet of raspberry, boysenberry & cinnamon spice. Light, but juicy red & dark fruit flavours with hints of forrest floor & clove offers an easy drinking Merlot with subtle complexity. Proudly supporting ... Learn More
  15. LONGBUSH WINES 'BIRD SERIES' PINOT GRIS 2019
    Energetic & zippy- like the native Piwakawaka. A ripe, fresh fruited bouquet with a light floral note. Flavours of crunchy apples and pears, hints of cracked pepper and rose and a little residual sugar to off-set the refreshing acidity. Proudly supporting ... Learn More
  16. TEMPEST COVE ROSE 2018
    Exclusively produced for United Cellars by Miles Dineen. A vibrant, cool climate Rose, packed with fresh fruit flavours. Aromas of strawberry and melon on the nose. The palate is lively with raspberry and stone fruit flavours, subtle creaminess and a ... Learn More
    TEMPEST COVE ROSE 2018
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  17. ASH RIDGE 'ESTATE' SYRAH 2017
    A stunning value for money Syrah from the Hawkes Bay, showcasing the classic Ash Ridge touch of fresh fruit & soft tannins. An elegant & easy drinking wine, hand harvested & gently destemmed with a high proportion of whole berries. Beautiful floral nuances ... Learn More
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  18. LONGBUSH WINES 'BIRD SERIES' CHARDONNAY 2018
    Full bodied, round and powerful- like the native Kereru. Classic Chardonnay aromas of peaches & cream, with whispers of nutty lees. A creamy, balanced palate with plenty of mouth-watering acidity, ripe fruit & flint minerality. Proudly supporting the Longbush Waikereru Eco-Sanctury. ... Learn More
  19. LONGBUSH WINES 'BIRD SERIES' ROSE 2019
    A beautiful blush of rose- like the native Kaka. A luscious aroma of honeysuckle & red berries, with a long, velveteen mouthfeel. Soft strawberry & cream flavours straddle a fine acid line, with a very polished finish. Proudly supporting the Longbush Waikereru ... Learn More
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    Sam Kim
  20. TEMPEST COVE PINOT NOIR 2018
    Exclusively produced for United Cellars from vineyards in the northern Wairarapa. Ripe cherry and plum fruit characters are complemented on the nose by spicy, toasty oak. The flavour is all about fruit freshness, with a mouth-filling, supple finish. ... Learn More
  21. TEMPEST COVE PINOT GRIS 2019
    Exclusively produced for United Cellars by Miles Dineen. Delicious aromatics of summer fruits, stone fruits and citrus blossom. Off-dry and creamy to taste, with flavours of pear and lychee, tied together with a citrus zest acidity. ... Learn More
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  22. ASH RIDGE ESTATE PINOT GRIS 2019
    Inspired by the complex & textural wines of Alsace, full of crunchy pear & peach flavours, with hints of creamy oak notes. Perfumed with aromatics of poached nashi pear and orange blossom. Luscious & soft-textured, an Ash Ridge classic, carefully selected fruit parcels ... Learn More
  23. ASH RIDGE 'ESTATE' ROSE 2017
    Hawkes Bay Bayleys A&P Winery of the Year 2012 & 2014! Enjoy right now on hot summer days! Full of strawberries and cream, with hints of redcurrants. Layered and textured, with a dry finish. Delicious! ... Learn More
  24. ATAAHUA ROSE 2018
    A crisp food-lovers Rose, made with Ataahua's focus on minimal handling & utmost care. Carefully hand picked from 100% Waipara Pinot Noir fruit. Bright, bursting aromas of cherry sorbet, apricot and nectarine, building to raspberry & blackcurrant on the palate. ... Learn More
    ATAAHUA ROSE 2018
    NZ$21.99 Per item
  25. ONE BLOCK WINES CHARDONNAY 2017
    The inaugural release of One Block's Gisborne Chardonnay, a labour of love from the multi-award winning winemaker, Jo Gear. Classic aromatics of stone fruit, green apple and buttered sourdough. A warm, creamy palate with rich peach & Mackintosh's toffee flavours, with ... Learn More
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  26. FIFTH BRIDGE PINOT GRIS 2017
    A single vineyard, off-dry to medium style Gris from Otago's legendary wine producers, Matt & James Dicey. Beautifully fresh aromatics with bright apple, white peach and citrus blossom notes, along with exotic florals. Mouth-watering stone fruit flavours mingle with green pear, ... Learn More
  27. FIFTH BRIDGE RIESLING 2017
    A single vineyard Riesling with a bright natural acidity from Otago's legendary wine producers, Matt & James Dicey. Medium-dry, with a concentrated green apple and pear flavours, crisp acidity and a persistent apricot and honey finish. Beautifully balanced with 25g R/ ... Learn More
  28. ASH RIDGE 'ESTATE' PINOT GRIS 2017
    An Ash Ridge classic with beautiful Pinot Gris characteristics, from carefully selected fruit parcels from 3 vineyards, aged for 4 months on lees. Perfumed with aromatics of pear and orange blossom, with hints of nutmeg and honey. Luscious & soft-textured, with a creamy, ... Learn More
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  29. MAHI PINOT GRIS 2018
    A satisfyingly dry & elegant Pinot Gris, focused on texture & depth. The palate has delicate, but up-front flavours of exotic florals and stonefruits, with subtle notes of herbs and honeysuckle. Single vineyard fruit with a small portion aged in French oak ... Learn More
    MAHI PINOT GRIS 2018
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    James Suckling
  30. NATIVE BIRD CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT NOIR ROSE 2016
    From NZ's internationally acclaimed Pinot capital. Made by a secret wine maker especially for United Cellars with fresh, clean aromatics of cherry blossom, raspberry and strawberries dipped in icing sugar. Juicy red fruits burst on the palate with hints of ... Learn More
  31. WHITEHAVEN NOBLE RIESLING 2014 (375 ML)
    A delicious, decadent dessert wine with incredible cellaring potential. Opulent & concentrated layers of honey, beeswax & stonefruit flavours with a firm citrus acidity. Gold Medal Winner at the Royal Easter Show 2017 & NZ IWS 2016. ... Learn More
  32. TEMPEST COVE 'BUTTERY CHARDY' 2018
    Exclusively produced for United Cellars by Miles Dineen, a Chardonnay legend. Sourced from the renowned Bridge Pa & Crownthorpe sub regions of Hawkes Bay. Gorgeous old vine Chardonnay with hazelnut & butterscotch flavours. ... Learn More
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    Sam Kim
  33. TE MANIA PINOT NOIR ROSE 2018
    Soft, subtle, fruity and elegant wine made from Pinot Noir grapes with attractive, vibrant raspberry and red berry fruit aromas. Deliciously creamy with fresh strawberry, peach and red berryfruit flavours, a seamless palate and a clean, crisp dry finish. A ... Learn More
  34. CONEY 'RALLENTANDO' RIESLING 2018
    Hand harvest with keen attention to detail, this Riesling is made from the infamous Dry River Rd. 6g R/S balances a zesty citrus acidity, often compared to Eden or Clair Valley in Australia. Drinking beautifully now, but will continue ... Learn More
  35. ATAAHUA RIESLING 2016
    Deliciously crisp & highly refreshing Riesling, made with Ataahua's focus on minimal handling & utmost care. Carefully hand picked from Waipara and made in a medium to off-dry style, with 28g residual sugar. An immensely fragrant bouquet of Navel orange, pink grapefruit ... Learn More
    ATAAHUA RIESLING 2016
    NZ$22.99 Per item
  36. ME BY MATAHIWI ESTATE PINOT NOIR 2018
    Youthful, fruity & mouth-wateringly delicious. Sourced from the northern Wairarapa & made by the multi-award winning Miles Dineen. Ripe cherry and plum fruit characters are complemented on the nose by spicy, toasty oak. The flavour is all about fruit freshness, with a ... Learn More
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  37. CLOS HENRI "PETIT CLOS" SAUVIGNON BLANC 2018
    Certified organic and meticulously run by the famous Sancerre wine growing family of Henri Bourgeois. The fruit was carefully selected from 3 different terroirs on the property and aged for 3 months on lees. Immediately refreshing and smooth, with flavours of apricot, ... Learn More
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    Michael Cooper
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  38. CONEY 'RAGTIME' RIESLING 2016
    Grown on the infamous Dry River Rd by the enigmatic & poetic Tim Coney. This is a gentle, softly honeyed, off-dry Riesling with delicate exotic flavours. Subtle aromatics of lime & florals, hints of botrytis and nuances of honey. ... Learn More
  39. MATAHIWI ESTATE 'HOLLY' LATE HARVEST 2013
    A luscious late harvest blend of Sauvignon Blanc & Riesling, hand-picked & barrel aged for rich complexity. A full, concentrated aroma of honeyed fruits, marmalade & exotic florals. Sweet, ripe tropical fruits with a fresh background acidity & a rounded, decadent finish. Gold Medal ... Learn More
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    Raymond Chan
  40. COGNOSCENTI CHARDONNAY 2017
    A classic, creamy Gisborne Chardonnay, full of delicious flavour & vibrant aromas of white peach, pineapple and butterscotch. Hand picked & whole bunch pressed, before seeing 8 months on oak. Created & labelled by ex-Montana winemaker only when the final product exceeds his expectation. ... Learn More
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