Grape Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Growing Region: Waipara Valley, New Zealand
Chief Winemaker: Simon McGeorge

As we move closer to warmer weather and summer here in the southern hemisphere, many of us still enjoy a glass of red wine. So what better match with many of our favourite summer dishes than a light and cheerful Pinot Noir, which you can enjoy with friends.
Bud burst in 2011 was late September early October, followed by a settled and warm spring with the vines undergoing an early flowering, the earliest on their records and also one of the best.

 

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Growing Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Owner Winemaker: Jules Taylor

The 2011 growing season in Marlborough was a challenge from all angles, though a defining factor to this vintage was that it all came together at the right time. As at the moment that matters most - harvest time, Jules and her team were able to get all the fruit into the winery in peak condition.
The fruit for this wine is sourced from two special blocks of Chardonnay that come from vineyards in Renwick and the Awatere Valley of Marlborough.

 

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Growing Region: Clare Valley, Australia
Owner / Chief Winemaker: Mitchell Taylor

2008 was another year of challenges in the Clare Valley. As with previous vintages that Mitchell has over-seen - the aim was to craft a wine of delicacy and finesse that will age well. To this end, the juice was quickly extracted using gentle whole berry pressing and then chilled quickly to approx 8°C - to ensure varietal and regional characters were captured and retained. Sourced from the St Andrews vineyards - 95% of the juice was barrel fermented with 5% of that using wild yeast.

 

Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Growing Region: Gisborne, New Zealand
Owners: Kirsten & Richard Searle

If you are looking for a bright, honest, fruit forward and refreshing style of white wine, to match with a wide variety of light cuisine and varied occasions, then look no further than this unoaked Gisborne Chardonnay.
The vineyard from where this ripe, vibrant fruit came was grown, not only see's the first light of each new day, but some of the best care and attention in the vineyard.