Mudbrick Reserve Viognier 2017, Waiheke, NZD $59
Which region makes the country’s best chardonnay? That’s a hard call.
Paul Dunleavy is the major shareholder in Te Motu, a Waiheke winery and restaurant that he owns with his extended family.
Postage Stamp Wines View East Syrah 2016, Waiheke Island, NZD $49.95
These three red wines appear to have little in common. They are from three different regions, are made from different grape varieties and were produced in different vintages.
In a recent syrah tasting, three regions were represented among the top wines.
Obsidian The Obsidian 2013, Waiheke Island, NZD $75
I’ve always been a fan of Te Whau’s age-worthy flagship Waiheke Island red ‘The Point’.
Rosé is on a roll, according to a number of wine retailers. It is probably no coincidence that the wines are also better than ever with a wider range of styles than I’ve previously encountered.
Representatives from 13 wineries and five wine regions visited Auckland bearing bottles of syrah.