Johanneshof Cellars is perhaps best known for its intense gewürztraminer and pinot gris but their riesling, sauvignon blanc, rosé and Méthode sparkler have all historically hit the spot with me.
Vinosity is one of the most important aspects of good wine, in addition to flavour, length, weight and balance.
I contacted Framingham’s very talented winemaker, Dr Andrew Hedley, to find out what factors lead to their success.
Archangel is a 23 ha wine estate at Queensberry, about 15 minutes’ drive south of Wanaka in Central Otago.
They are two of the crusty old devils of the Barossa Valley, with probably 90 years of wine industry experience between them.
I tasted five new release Blank Canvas wines and was impressed by every label.
Patina is a micro-boutique winery in the Orange region whose white wines have been impressing me recently.
Pobblebonk is another captivating wine from Quealy of the Mornington Peninsula.
Frankland Estate is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with a series of events around Australia. It is 30 years since Barrie Smith and his wife Judi Cullam planted their first vines.
Greywacke is the now well-established and highly regarded label of Cloudy Bay’s founding winemaker, Kevin Judd.