Primarily we produce wines in New Zealand that are a reflection of the varietal character and for the most part are one variety dominant, for example Chardonnay.
Within a variety there can be a huge range of variation on aromas and flavours created by the different regions, soil types and climates. Sauvignon Blanc can vary from the crisp green herbal though to the more mouth filling richer flavours of pineapple and passionfruit with huge range in between. Learn more about the different grapes and the wines they make below.
First commercially planted in New Zealand in the early 1970's by Ross and Bill Spence of Matua Valley Wines, Sauvignon Blanc has been a runaway success for the New Zealand wine industry. More >
Pinot Noir, the most fickle of grapes, is the second most planted grape in New Zealand. This grape variety, originally from France, is the red grape of Burgundy and is one of the main components of Champagne. More >
For those who are ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) Club, it’s time you re-looked at this incredibly versatile grape variety and the extraordinary wines produced from it. More >
Sparkling wines are made throughout the world and the most famous are from the region in France known as Champagne. More >
Aromatic wines are white wines where the flavour and aromas of the wine is that of the grape. More >
Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are classic components of Bordeaux wines, a style of wine that the French have been refining for 500 years. These two principle varieties have been transplanted all around the world.
Aromatic and sweet wines Aromatic wines are white wines where the flavour and aromas of the wine is that of the grape and include Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. More >
A very old grape variety whose origins date back to Persia (now part of Iran) and is believed to have been in existence for at least 14,000 years. More >
In the last few years we have seen a huge increase in the number and quality of Rosé. More >
Winegrowers are keen to experiment and try new products. With wine that often means introducing new grape varieties which have been successful overseas. More >