It all started when the Didsbury family fell in love with a special piece of beach-side land about an hour north of Auckland in 1986.
We received over 300 amazing entries for our first Sip Vintage Photo Competition, all capturing the 2018 whirlwind grape harvest in their very unique way.
We’re excited to be launching our first ever photo competition today! The Sip NZ Vintage Photo Contest is open to everyone in New Zealand who’s keen to capture and share the hard work, passion and beauty of this unique time during the wine cycle. Read More
Overlooking the Clutha River and Old Man Range, Immigrant’s Vineyard is one of the most southern vineyards in the world, exactly in between the Central Otago towns of Alexandra and Clyde. Read More
New Zealand’s climate often puts up challenges for winegrowers across the country but last night’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake that rippled through almost the entire country shows just how challenging Mother Nature can be.
Our thoughts are with the families, communities and businesses that are affected by the quake!
Today we’re introducing you to Silver Wings Wines, a boutique producer that makes a range of hand-crafted, natural wines in the Waipara region, only a few kilometers away from the earthquake’s epicentre.
The boutique winery Heron’s Flight is only an hour drive north from Auckland, on the outskirts of the tranquil village of Matakana. The family owned and operated organic producer offers a unique Italian wine experience focusing on growing Italian varieties including Dolcetto and Sangiovese. Read More
Matt and Sophie Thomson create cutting-edge New Zealand wines in Marlborough under the name Blank Canvas Wines, using exceptional varieties and unprecedented techniques.
Rippon was the first winery I visited in Central Otago and until today, it’s high on my list of wineries I constantly recommend to overseas guest and travellers, not only because it has hands down the most stunning view but their wines are outstanding too.
Three Miners Vineyard is situated in Earnscleugh Valley half way between Alexandra and Clyde in beautiful Central Otago. Read More
We caught up with Kirsten Searle, owner and General Manager of Matawhero Wines in Gisborne to hear more about the revitalisation of this iconic winery. Read More