Winery Spotlights

Changes at Craggy Range

Hawke’s Bay-based wine producer Craggy Range produced its first wines in 2001 from their Gimblett Gravels vineyard planted in 1999. Now there are big changes afoot.

Bell Hill in demand

A special corner of my cellar is devoted to the wines of Bell Hill. I’m a bit miserly with my precious Bell Hill bottles.

Find your way to Crawford River

Crawford River is officially in the Henty region, but there are no other vineyards anywhere nearby and Seppelt’s Drumborg, the region’s other famous vineyard, is 25km away.

Prancing Horse leaps forward

I hadn’t tasted Prancing Horse Estate wines for a number of years, so I received a pleasant surprise when owner Tony Hancy dropped in recently.

One to watch

Smith and Sheth is a partnership between rock-star viticulturist, Steve Smith MW and wealthy American software developer, Brian Sheth.