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Varietals Produced in South Island View all

  • Sauvignon

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

Subregions of South Island

Popular Wineries in South Island View all

  • Torr Estate Vineyard

    As a young man I spent much of my leisure time enjoying tramping and climbing in the mountains of...

  • Hinton Estate Vineyard

    Hinton Estate Vineyard was established by the family that has grown premium fruit in Central Otag...

  • Desert Heart Estate

    Desert Heart is a boutique winery on the iconic Felton Road in Central Otago.Desert Heart is wher...

  • eco.love

    We believe that everybody can be innovative and creative in their own way, eco.love Wines is our ...

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  • Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc South Island New Zealand 2015

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    Classic fresh green grass and gooseberry on the nose with beautiful floral honeysuckle and rose petal notes and fruit notes of white peach and pink grapefruit. A bit softer in the mouth, this still has gooseberry and grapefruit, adding some notes of melon and green apple, with a finish that trails off a bit with a green, tart note and some lyche... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Your notes are no surprise, judging by the labels. Sounds like a great wedding, ... Africa--*then* North & South Island New Zealand. Will be interested in hearing your comments on Dog Point, Cloudy Bay and others then.  ;-)  I'm much happier with some of the pinot noir from down there than any of the S Read More

    Forum post in the topic Wedding Wines in Palm Springs


  • Well, he's also making wine in Brooklyn, which is where I am now. So if the plan is to buy grapes somewhere in California, ship them down, and turn them into wine, it's a shorter distance than sending them to the east coast! And there is indeed a tradition of doing that - it's what was done during Prohibition and I still know some Italians in Be... Read More

    Forum post in the topic LA wines, SD vines, London...


  • Who needs CA? Just too hard to source over here, and waaaay too pricey.  ;-(    Yeah, I know, sounds like sour grapes ...  The kinds of offerings below, though, are every bit as interesting, and at very reasonable prices when I can chase the bottles down. Just using these as illustrative examples, for there are plenty more. Notes from Jancis Rob... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • PS: Apologies to Wine NZ for leaving Gisborne out and not mentioning the ... ... the ... time" in the South Island as night time temperatures are still below freezing.Rule 2: Do not run out of fuel on a Sunday in rural NZ as there are no places to refuel that are open. (I gave all my NZ money to a passing farmer who had access to diesel fuel ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Wild Earth Pinot Noir Central Otago Deep Cove 2008

    Snoothrank:

    Decent. Stronger cherry notes than expected. Less earth notes than expected. Moderately complex. Read More

    Wine review by r2fuller


  • Since exploring the beautiful South Island in NZ and visiting the many beautiful wineries in Otago and Marlborough I now have a keen interest in learniing more about my favourite wines Pinot Noir.In fact tonight we opened an old bottle of Stoneleigh Pinot Noir 2002 that we found in an old cupboard and thought we might be opening a bottle of vine... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!


  • Fellow wine lovers, I have recently initiated a wine blog which deals with people and their wine production in the local setting in different parts of Europe, South America, Australia/New Zealand and North America. The initial page is about our recent trip to the island of Madeira; soon to follow will be Navarra, Spain, and more extended tours o... Read More

    Forum post in the topic New wine blog from world...


  • Rippon Pinot Noir Lake Wanaka 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Brancott Estate Pinot Noir South Island 2011

    Snoothrank:

    red cherry nose....very light on the palatte with a smooth finish Read More

    Wine review by mikespeer


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