What's New!

JULY 2016 (e-mail Joyce for current stockists)
The fruits of the 2016 harvest are in the cellars, with the first of the Sauvignons very close to release. Aromatic wines will follow in the next six months, while richly fruited Chardonnays and reds will, in the main, stay brooding in the cellar for another twelve months. We can expect some beautifully concentrated wines on release of the whites later this year, with the first of the 2016's landing into Ireland in September for the build up to Christmas.   There's a delicious line-up for all tastes and budgets - textured whites, salivating aromatics and spicy savoury reds from different corners of New Zealand. Here's a few delicious drops worth seeking out ahead of these new arrivals.

 

Greenhough 2014 Sauvignon Blanc
Super wine to rival the very best from Marlborough – 5 Stars, Michael Cooper, MW
One of my best selling premium Sauvignon Blancs, exuberant and with a textural lift. It's refreshingly crisp and dry, a mouthwatering salivating style with floral and pear aromas offset by a hint of refreshing red capsicum. The Greenhough style loves a little time in bottle to reveal itself and we get rewarded for that. It's drinking deliciously now. Click here for stockists


Waipara Springs 2012 Pinot Gris
More Alsace than Italy

The oldest vineayrd in the Waipara valley has released a long awaited Pinot Gris. It's made in a smooth, easy drinking style with classic pear drop characters, citrus notes, a hint of spice and an exotic rich flourish on the finish. Just two per cent of New Zealand's plantings are Pinot Gris – it's a sought after drop in an off-dry style.  Click here for stockists


Greenhough 2014 Apple Valley Riesling
Low alcohol Riesling – delicious

Greenhough consistently receive top accolades around the world for their Rieslings and their low alcohol 9% Apple Valley style is now their best seller. It's a bright, fresh Riesling with beautiful purity, showing citrus, green apple, floral and peach characters wtih a hint of flint. The palate is absolutely delicious – with excellent fruit intensity and appealing sweetness that sits nicely against a salivating kick. Tiny stocks are on Irish soils – a rare offering from New Zealand. Click here for stockists


Waipara Springs 2009 Dry Riesling
A class aperitif, long and lingering

An outstanding buy for a Riesling with a little bit of age.. It's a delicious match with seafood, salads, poultry and lighty spiced dishes, the all time versatile wine. Look out for fresh ginger, mandarin peel and river stone aromas with ripe citrus flavours and a crisp dry finish.  New Zealand is rated as having 'all the best Riesling regions of the world under one roof'. Take a tour of the wonderful range in Ireland now from Waipara Springs, Greenhough, Coney and Muddy Water. Our stockists have a bounty of tastes in the range they've picked under these labels. Click here for stockists

 

Waipara Springs 2013 Premo Pinot Noir
Gold in the New Zealand International Wine Show, it's made from the oldest vines in Waipara. "Full ruby, it is mouthfilling and sweet fruited, with strong, vibrant cherry, plum and spice flavours, a hint of iquorice, and ripe, supple tannins. It's still youthful, but already delicious." Michael Cooper MW     Premo is part of this estate's old vine range, older clones, the gentlest of handling, 12 months in French oak. Click here for stockists


Coney 2014 Piccolo Pinot Gris
From New Zealand's most fun loving couple, Tim and Marg Coney
Pinot Gris flies out the door at Coney, it's the top seller at their vineyard cafe in Martinborough. This is a cracker – flavours of quince, stonefruit, pear and spice finishining with an oily rich flourish. All Coney Pinot Gris vintages are 5 star wines. This is also a beauty.  Click here for stockists

 


Greenhough 2013 Nelson Pinot Noir
This is seriously good Pinot – elegant and flavoursome without slipping into the blockbuster fruit style. Click here for stockists


  Waipara Springs
  Jack's Canyon'
  Muddy Water
  Greenhough
  Woollaston
  Tussock
  Wingspan
  Bilancia
  Coney