New Zealand

New Zealand Wines


With its free draining stony soils, long hours of sunshine, dryish summers, high luminosity, and warm days refreshed by cold nights, the Marlborough area still dominates the Kiwi scene.


About 90% of all the Sauvignon in the country is grown there. However even within Marlborough Sauvignon comes in a wide range of styles, probably broader than, say, Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire. One can find a spectrum from the steely to the tropical, from almost spritzily bright to silky and smooth, and the occasional oaked example.


New Zealand is also a source of top quality Chardonnay, from Central Otago and Hawkes Bay. Likewise recent years have seen increasing success - now that the vines are older - with the so-called "Alsace" varieties, Pinot Gris and Riesling in particular.

New Zealand

  • Felton Road, Bannockburn Chardonnay, Central Otago, 2016

    Product Code: FET116

    Felton Road, Bannockburn Chardonnay, Central Otago, 2016

    “Grown on schist gravels, the Chardonnay at Felton Road is Burgundian in style, and, we think, improving with every vintage. In particular the...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Central Otago
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Sugar Loaf, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2017

    Product Code: SUG117

    Sugar Loaf, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2017

    “Sugar Loaf is the recent (20 acres of vineyards bought 2007, first vintage 2008) creation of young Kate Acland. This Sauvignon is largely from grapes...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Marlborough
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Waipara Springs, Sauvignon Blanc, Waipara, 2017

    Product Code: WAI117

    Waipara Springs, Sauvignon Blanc, Waipara, 2017

    “Proof that Marlborough is not the only source of top quality Kiwi SB, this is (as ever) so incisive and lively, exhibiting intense pink grapefruit...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Waipara
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12.5%
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  • Escarpment, The Edge Pinot Gris, Martinborough, 2016

    Product Code: ESC716

    Escarpment, The Edge Pinot Gris, Martinborough, 2016

    “In 1998, after building a huge reputation at both Delegats and Martinborough Vineyards, Larry McKenna established Escarpment on 24 hectares alongside...”

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    Off Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Martinborough
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Left Field Albarino, Gisborne, 2016

    Product Code: LEF116

    Left Field Albarino, Gisborne, 2016

    “Left Field is the label under which top Hawkes Bay winery Te Awa sells their more whimsical wines. We have tasted several Kiwi Albariños over the...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Gisborne
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Esk Valley, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2017

    Product Code: ESK117

    Esk Valley, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2017

    “Invariably an open, juicy and friendly Kiwi SB. Elderflower and grapey perfume. Bright and citrussy - an easy-drinking aperitif. Now-2019”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Marlborough
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Orchard Lane, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2017

    Product Code: ORC117

    Orchard Lane, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2017

    “Orchard Lane is the second label of Sugar Loaf, the recent (20 acres of vineyards bought 2007, first vintage 2008) creation of young Kate Acland. The...”

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    Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Marlborough
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12.5%
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  • Jules Taylor, Pinot Gris, Marlborough, NZ, 2016

    Product Code: JUL116

    Jules Taylor, Pinot Gris, Marlborough, NZ, 2016

    “We introduce this splendid new wine from winemaker Jules Taylor (we like female growers), a properly dry Pinot Gris (just 2.4 grams of residual sugar...”

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    Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Marlborough
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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