Winemaker Jane De Witt simply loves wine and everything about it. Over the last 20 years she’s crafted many delicious Sips, especially sparkling wines, for some of New Zealand’s major wine brands.Read More
We understand, trying new wines at special occasions can be somewhat daunting, especially if your guests love their vino.
We challenge you to mix it up a bit this Christmas with these 5 Must-Sip Wines that will not only please your guests’ palate but also encourage you to explore new varietals and styles this summer.
Spencer Hill Reserve Fumé Sauvignon Blanc
Time to explore, get adventurous and see new sights. This wine offers a new take on the emblematic Sauvignon Blanc.
So venture a bit to the region of Nelson for this lightly oaked, honey laced Sauvignon Blanc that is in full bloom. Tropical with vanilla and honey and that distinct Sauv Blanc nose, this will be sure to please all Savvy lovers on your list.
Find out more about this Fumé here: https://buff.ly/2BdhC4j
The Hunting Lodge Albariño
A heavy hitter with round luscious flavours, aromatic perfume and a cool all around character.
Well dressed in beautiful packaging, you will want to make friends with this wine this holiday season.
Find out more about this wine here: https://buff.ly/2RIEUpu
The holidays are all about giving, so not only can you give a bottle of this from wine away you can also support a small local winery from the Patutahi Plateau in Gisborne who is fairly new to the game.
Soft and delicate, from the colour to the label on the bottle, this 100% Merlot Rosé entices you to branch out, and try a little bit pinkly different.
Find out more about this wine here: https://buff.ly/2Ea0Ohp
Te Kano Blanc de Noir
You like Pinot, it’s summer… you have a new wine to try! This wine has a lot of structure like a Pinot but is refreshing and simple to drink.
Pair it with some delectable blue cheese and crackers and your deck will soon be calling you to put up your feet.
Find out more about this festive Sip here: https://buff.ly/2Edmp8C
Leveret IQ Rosé
Bubbles make everyone happy and this one is sure to be a crowd pleaser. A beautiful blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier it is full of strawberries and cream dusted with rose petals.
Round in the mouth and perfect for that holiday toast that you know you have to do… get out the cheeses, appetisers and Christmas cheer and it will feel a lot like Christmas!
Found out more about these festive bubbles here: https://buff.ly/2ASwFQr
A love of horticulture, science and the arts, combined with growing up in Hawke’s Bay, set Julianne Brogden on the path to be a winemaker from a young age of 17.
Born and bred in Hawke’s Bay and immersed in the wine industry since her teenage years, Nic Olsen turned her heritage into her profession and is spreading the love for wines from the bay as the HB Wine Ambassador. Read More
If you pick-up an award-winning Villa Maria Chardonnay, chances are Nick Picone had something to do with it. The talented winemaker not only has an impressive Chardonnay trophy collection, he’s also pretty good at making Merlots and Bordeaux blends – in fact the entire New Zealand wine portfolio, hence he’s the Chief Group Winemaker at New Zealand’s most awarded winery, Villa Maria Estate. Read More
Tom McDonald (1907-1987) devoted his lifetime to producing outstanding New Zealand wines at the site of the current Church Road Winery in Hawke’s Bay.
Celebrating Tom’s vision and entrepreneurial spirit, Church Road McDonald Series wines are complex, textural and full of character and today we’re sipping the ’14 Cabernet Sauvignon to celebrate #winewednesday.
Let’s face it, winter can put you in the doldrums if you are not on a ski slope or escaping to a tropical island. The days are not getting long quickly enough and the temperatures are seemingly getting colder and colder with rain projected at least 80% of the time. Read More