It’s been a bugbear of mine for years that still rosé wines are not as good as they should be.
Archangel is a 23 ha wine estate at Queensberry, about 15 minutes’ drive south of Wanaka in Central Otago.
When you are travelling from Queenstown to Cromwell, just before you arrive at Cromwell there is a small vineyard on the right called GeorgeTown.
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.
I tasted five new release Blank Canvas wines and was impressed by every label.
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.
Fromm is one of Marlborough’s highest performing wine producers, thanks at least in part to the dedication of winemaker, Hätsch Kalberer, who teamed up with founder George Fromm in 1992.
Grape tonnage was up 6% on last year but ranks as only the third largest vintage to date.
Craggy Range has bucked the trend by purchasing a 132 ha farm neighbouring property their impressive 120ha Te Muna pinot noir and sauvignon blanc vineyard.
Greywacke is the now well-established and highly regarded label of Cloudy Bay’s founding winemaker, Kevin Judd.