Gisborne, North Island

Millton Vineyard

Les Trois Enfants Gisborne White Blend 2017

I loved this - smells sweet and decadent but is much drier than you'd think and extremely well balanced — 8 days ago

Esk Valley

The Terraces Malbec Blend 2016

2016 tasted 2020. Dark chocolate on the nose with some notes of chalk. Cassis and raspberry fruit on the front — but the fruit isn’t very intense. Medium tannic structure with a lot of calcaire incorporated into the soft mouth feel. This a delicate wine all the way to the end. Lingering finish with an aftertaste that reminds of apricots. — 2 days ago

Serge liked this

Cambridge Road

Naturalist Petillant Naturel Sauvignon Blanc Pinot Gris Blend

Cloudy with a lot yeast still floating in the mix, but the yeast doesn’t affect the flavor. Ciders! Apples and pears on the nose. Apples on the front with a hint of mint. Brandy high notes, with a mineral finish. I’ve never had a wine like this. It’s pretty amazing. — 5 days ago

David liked this


Opou Vineyard Chardonnay 2018

Really crisp- goes down the middle between oaky/buttery — 8 days ago

Craggy Range

Les Beaux Cailloux Gimblett Gravels Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

2017 tasted 2020. Bananas and wildflowers on the nose! The scent is almost oily. Malolactic fermentation gives it a silky tannic feel on the top of the mouth. Slight hint of bananas and chalk on the end. A surprising long finish. Very nice. I’m a confirmed Chard hater, but this causes me to reconsider my prejudices. — 3 days ago

Serge, David and 1 other liked this

Southold Farm + Cellar

Weight of the Moment Teroldego

Gravel raspberry and ripe cherry juice. Medium high acid and medium light body some twiggy herb on the finish but overall clean and refreshing while complex and interesting. North fork Long Island grown, Italian variety, the last vintage from there! I read they moved their business to Texas, so wines will start coming from there at some point. Lots of cool song/lyric/literary nods in the names for their wines and if this is any indication, some really cool stuff they make. — 9 days ago


Te Arai Vineyard Rose Gisborne 2019

Almost a nectarine taste. Lovely — 8 days ago

Freeman's Bay

Winemaker's Reserve Gisborne Pinot Gris 2019


From Aldi, brilliant wine full of flavour and not to dry — 20 days ago

Craggy Range

Te Muna Road Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Blindly picked as Aussie. I was wrong.
Good Pinot.
— 6 days ago

Daniel, Serge and 5 others liked this

Ata Rangi

Martinborough Pinot Noir

Leather and earth on the nose. I was expecting a much more intensely-bodied wine from the bouquet. Delicate fruit on the front. Strongly mineral on the top of the palate. Very soft tannins on the end. This is wine that grows on you as you drink it. — 4 days ago