HEAD WINEMAKER JO AND ATA MARA CENTRAL OTAGO GRÜNER VELTLINER 2017
"I just read an article about Grüner Veltliner where the writer compared it to the pristine peak of an Austrian Alp and as scented as a herby green meadow. How fabulous is that! Here in NZ it’s the perfect October wine to conjure that dry coolness of spring skiing, refreshingly soggy snow softened by spring sun under a clear blue Wanaka sky. It’s grown up and yet loads of fun at the same time. I love it."
SHANE, HEAD OF NEW ZEALAND WINE CELLARS, LOVES ONE BLOCK BENDIGO CENTRAL OTAGO RIESLING 2014
"My wife doesn’t really drink white wine so this one is all for me! The One Block wines are individual and expressive and this one is no different; it has bright, citrusy acidity which I really love."
AMANDA, WINE ADVISOR AND ROCK FERRY 3RD ROCK ORGANIC MARLBOROUGH CHARDONNAY 2015
"The Rock Ferry Chardonnay intrigues me as it has the most beautiful dessert notes in it: crème brulée and stone fruit, yet still ending on a dry finish. One of my top Chardonnays when I want a textural experience with finesse!"
HAYDN, SALES AND OPERATIONS PLANNING MANAGER, AND THE BONELINE WAIPARA PINOT NOIR 2016
"It's hard to forget your first love and I’ll probably never get over Pinot Noir. I’m wooed by its soft, supple texture, and totally smitten by the harmonious blend of ripe summer berries offset by moreish earthy goodness."
VINCE, TEAM LEADER, AND CA’BOSCARI NEGROAMARO PRIMITIVO SALENTO 2014
"This wine is a beautiful example of Negroamaro Primitivo, a really nice rustic style, with elegance. It has a beautiful nose and starts off with full flavour, then smooths out really quickly but leaves an amazing lingering taste."
SHAYE, WINE ADVISOR, AND SONS OF EDEN MARSCHALL BAROSSA SHIRAZ 2017
"The ground shifted when I first tasted this wine! It’s perfume is heavenly, think ripe blueberries, red liquorice and a hint of white pepper. The best Shiraz I’ve had this year so far!"