WINERIES


Two Paddocks

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Founded in 1993 by itinerant New Zealand actor Sam Neill, Two Paddocks is four boutique vineyards in esteemed locations throughout Central Otago. Totalling 20 hectares in vines, the focus is primarily on Pinot Noir plus a small quantity of Riesling. Two Paddocks produces limited amounts of single vineyard wines - The First Paddock Gibbston, The Fusilier Bannockburn and The Last Chance Alexandra. The Two Paddocks Estate Pinot Noir is an assemblage of the older blocks whilst Picnic, the introductory label, is sourced from younger vines. The proprietor, Sam Neill, writes the website and is contactable via Twitter @TwoPaddocks and more recently Instagram @samneilltheprop. His Viticulturist, Mike Wing, has been with Sam at Two Paddocks since 2004 and his winemaker, Dean Shaw, since 1999. All Two Paddocks vineyards and wines are fully certified organic via BioGro New Zealand.www.twopaddocks.co.nz

 
 
 

Te Mata

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Established in 1896, Te Mata Estate remains family owned, producing internationally recognized wines exclusively from its Hawke’s Bay vineyards, including the iconic Coleraine. www.temata.co.nz

 
 
 

Burn Cottage

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Burn Cottage Vineyard is small estate in the foothills of the Pisa Range in Central Otago "at Burn Cottage we believe in minimal intervention winemaking, our task is to discover the genius of the site and of the individual vineyard blocks within and to allow the wines to reveal it" www.burncottage.com

 
 
 

Rippon

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The Mills family produce exemplary wines from a most beautiful vineayard at Lake Wanaka, farming here for generations, they planted their first vines in 1975 "granted a moment of custodianship, the primary interest of all who work and live at Rippon is to do justice to this remarkable piece of land" www.rippon.co.nz

 
 
 

Hunter's Wines

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Hunter's was founded in the 1970s and remains one of the few wineries planted in those early days, to remain in family ownership. Jane Hunter, owner and viticulturist has been acknowledged for her service to the wine industry with an OBE, her nephew James MacDonald is chief winemaker, you can read more about their story at www.hunters.co.nz www.hunters.co.nz

 
 
 

Nga Waka

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Nga Waka, Maori for the hills overlooking Martinborough that resemble three upturned canoes. Legend has it, that these canoes belonged to Kupe, the Polynesian explorer and were carried by a huge earthquake to rest in Martinborough. Nga Waka is a small family owned winery, winemaker Roger Parkinson makes small volumes of fine Martinborough wines from estate grwon grapes and is a member of Sustainable Winegrowing NZ.www.ngawaka.co.nz

 
 
 

Framingham

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Dr Andrew Hedley, winemaker at Framingham, has a reputation with Riesling, Jancis Rabinson MW hailing him as "one of the most skilled practitioners of Riesling anywhere in the world". The F-Series wines are limited edition, small batch creations, the Riesling is carefully selected from 35 year old vines and the Sauvignon Blanc has a unique earthy and mineral flavour. www.framingham.co.nz

 
 
 

Spy Valley Vineyards

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Spy Valley are neighbours to the Waihopai International Satellite Communications Monitoring Station or as they say ' the spy base down the road'. Spy Valley have been named among ' the planet's 20 most notable new producers' and in 2015 won the three Sauvignon Blanc Trophies with their 2012 Envoy Sauvignon.

for more information please visit www.spyvalleywine.co.nz

 
 
 

Millton Vineyards

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For the last thirty years Millton have grown grapes in the traditional way using biodynamic techniques, James Millton is one of the ten original biodynamic winegrowers in the world. Wines from their Clos de Ste. Anne Estate are their 'Grand Cru', the Chardonnay being given 'Super Classic' status from winewriter Michael Cooper 'a wine that has achieved brilliance in at least the last five vintages'.

for more information please visit www.millton.co.nz

 
 
 

Valli Vineyards

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Valli is the personal vocation of Grant Taylor, a pioneering wine maker whose name is synonymous with Otago Pinot Noir. Grant has been awarded a string of gold medals and trophies throughout his long career, including winning the Trophy for Best Pinot Noir at one of the major world wine competitions in London four times, a feat achieved by no other winemaker.

for more information please visit www.valliwine.com

 
 
 

Dog Point

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Dog Point vineyard combines the considerable wine-growing experience of Ivan and Margaret Sutherland and James and Wendy Healey. Ivan and James met whilst working at Cloudy Bay, Ivan was their Viticulturist and James their Oenologist.

for more information please visit www.dogpoint.co.nz

 
 
 

Huia

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Huia Vineyards were planted by the Allan family in Marlborough in the 1990s. The family produce organic wines and are part of the Marlborough Natural Winegrowers Collective MANA, a group of winegrowers sharing a passion for producing the very best wines possible, naturally.

for more information please visit huiavineyards.com

 
 
 

Mount Edward

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Maverick, revolutionary, genius, ingenius, dynamo, pioneer and avant-guard, are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Duncan Forsythe, winemaker at Mount Edward.

for more information please visit www.mountedward.co.nz

 
 
 

Lawson's Dry Hills

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Ross and Barbara Lawson founded Lawson's Dry Hills in 1992 after growing their own grapes on their Marlborough Vineyard since 1980. Lawson's is a small family owned company and at this year's International Wine Challenge has swept the board with their 2012 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc which won three Trophies.

for more information please visit www.lawsonsdryhills.co.nz

 
 
 

Wild Earth

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" We're a small winery located at the very end of Felton Road in Bannockburn, Central Otago. We've won heaps of awards but that's not what we're about. Our passion and focus is Pinot Noir" Quintin Quider.

for more information please visit www.wildearthwines.co.nz

 
 
 

Ata Rangi

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"Ata Rangi is widely regarded as New Zealand's top Pinot Noir producer" writes Tim Atkin. "Ata Rangi Pinot Noir is one of the greatest of all New Zealand wines" writes Michael Cooper. The first 12 acre vineyard was planted in 1980 in Martinborough in the Wairarapa an area now regarded as premium Pinot Noir country.

for more information please visit www.atarangi.co.nz

 
 
 

Greywacke

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Kevin Judd was chief winemaker at Cloudy Bay for 25 years and the person responsible for the groundbreaking early wines they produced. Kevin named his own Marlborough vineyard 'Greywacke' after the round river stones prevalent in the soils and they produced their first wines in 2009.

for more information please visit www.greywacke.com
 
 
 

Pegasus Bay

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The Donaldsons have been making wines at Pegasus Bay in the Waipara Valley Christchurch since the 1970's. It is a family affair with Mathew and his partner Lynette as winemakers and father Ivan as Neurologist wine writer and judge, other family members are busy doing marketing and running the restaurant. Michael Cooper NZ wine critic rates all of the wines very highly. Main Divide also produced at Pegasus Bay is named after the mighty Southern Alps, the backbone of the South Island of New Zealand.

for more information please visit www.pegasusbay.com

 
 
 

Neudorf

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From humble beginnings..."back in the 70s when we planted our vineyard growing grapes was regarded as dodgy. The Rural Bank told us to think about sheep "...Today Neudorf exports to 16 countries and their wines are listed at some of the world's best restaurants. Tim Atkin writes in the Observer..."The Finns make some of my favourite New Zealand wines and I drink Judy and Tim's wines with enormous pleasure on a regular basis" .

for more information please visit www.neudorf.co.nz
 
 
 

Felton Road

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One of New Zealand's iconic wineries producing only Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling in Bannockburn, Central Otago.


for more information please visit www.feltonroad.com

 
 
 

Kumeu River

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Chardonnay from Kumeu River has enjoyed international critical acclaim for many years with US Wine Spectator magazine claiming it to be "New Zealand's best Chardonnay year in year out..." (April 2003) and wine writer Michael Cooper awarding it 'super classic status' given to wines that have 'achieved brilliance in the last five vintages'. Kumeu River is a family company established in 1944 by the Brajkovich family in Kumeu north of Auckland.

for more information please visit www.kumeuriver.co.nz

 
 
 

Alpha Domus

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A family owned winery located in the renowned Bridge Pa Triangle Wine District of Hawkes Bay, producing world class, estate grown, single vineyard wines.

for more information please visit www.alphadomus.co.nz