Tag Archives: Astrolabe Wines

Top Wineries of New Zealand 2021: 44 to 41

Astrolabe Wines: best known for stylish sauvignon blanc including subregional styles from the Awatere Valley and Kekerengu. Muddy Water: best known for sleek pinot noir, vibrant chardonnay and a surprisingly good pinotage. Valli: best known for high-quality subregional Central Otago pinot noir. Palliser Estate: best known for consistently delicious Martinborough sauvignon blanc and single-vineyard chardonnay and pinot noir.

Top Wineries of New Zealand 2020: Ranks 32 to 29

Tarras Vineyards: best known for the 2016 The Canyon Pinot Noir from a tiny vineyard high up on the terraces of a Bendigo sheep station. Astrolabe Wines: best known for sauvignon blanc in regional, subregional and single-vineyard styles. Cloudy Bay: best known for creating a sauvignon blanc that put New Zealand on the world wine map in the eighties. Hans Herzog Estate: best known for small volume, hand-crafted wines from 26 different grape varieties grown on an 11.5 ha vineyard.