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Varietals Produced in South Island View all

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Sauvignon

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

Subregions of South Island

Popular Wineries in South Island View all

  • eco.love

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

  • Torr Estate Vineyard

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

  • Desert Heart Estate

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

  • Hinton Estate Vineyard

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

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  • Round 1 = 3 x NZ and 1 x South AfricanThe Man o War is from Waiheke Island near Auckland is a Bordeaux Blend and is Merlot and Cabernet Franc dominantI very nice easy to drink red wine surprisingly fresh for its 6 years probably should be drank by 2020 but certainly a nice startThe Te Mata Estate is from Hawkes Bay 54 CS 36 Mer 10 CFLots of nice... Read More

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  • No wine for me this weekend as we went boating both days. Drank a little scotch and plenty of water. We had outstanding weather! South BeachFisher Island  Downtown Miami Read More

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  • Monsoons spreading south? Is this all across the entire island-continent, or just particular regions? Read More

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  • Nice looking pizza, MJET. Calling Stephen! Any experience with the wines I was gargling with friends yesterday? Wines & other drinksCremant d’Alsace (Domaine Pfister) x 3 to whet the appetite, as well as a few jars of craft beer while people were gatheringKeith Tulloch Hunter Semillon 2014 x 3 and Keith Tulloch Tawarri Vineyard Shiraz 2014 x 3 a... Read More

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  • VV-Congrats to the CFO.RCKER-Sorry about the weather-don't look at my weekend pics.We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary with a weekend on Sunny Isles Beach. Great wines with the 2006 EMH Black Cat Cab Sav being the best. What a wine! The 2011 Jean Edwards Stagecoach Cab Sav was also excellent. The 2012 Scarlett Petit Verdot while a totally... Read More

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  • Wildfires Threaten Wine Regions in California, PortugalWildfires are again ravaging California, threatening the vineyards and livelihoods of many in notable winegrowing regions. South of Carmel Valley, the Soberanes fire has been blazing since July 22, burning more than 79,000 acres. The fire is still only 60 percent contained, but has not threa... Read More

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  • Have had viti and viniculturalists in the States and Europe and South Africa and the Antipodes, wine importers and distributors, wine retailers, somms and bartenders and maitre d's, various wine writers of anything from reference books to blogs, and chemists of several sorts as regulars here in the past, but as Mark mentions now not as many in t... Read More

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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

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  • 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

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