Passage Rock Wines

438 Orapiu Road, RD 1
Waiheke Island , 1240
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  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Mt. Etna is located in northeastern Sicily in the province of Catania. Viticulture on the lower slopes of Mt. Etna dates back millennia. We live, however, in an age where we want to know what you have done for me lately. That’s good news for Etna’s DOC wines. Winemaking on Europe’s most active volcano is hot, both literally and figuratively. Etn... Read More

    From the article The Magic of Mt. Etna


  • So what’s the first thing you think of when you read Cariñena? I thought of the grape Cariñena, aka Carignane, eponymous as it is. What I did not think of was the region Cariñena in Spain’s province of Aragon. Why is that? It’s a good question, and one I resolved while visiting the region briefly early last month. Cariñena the region doesn’t jum... Read More

    From the article Carinena Is Ready for You


  • OK, bear with me for a second. These wines may not be amazing in your THIS GOT 90PTS AND IT'S ONLY $8!!! kind of way, but they are great values and are a wonderful opportunity to add some amazement into your life. Not in this is a great Sauvignon Blanc kind of way but rather in a WOW! WHAT IS THIS? kind of way! Now I'm a pretty savvy guy when it... Read More

    From the article The Amazing White Wines of Portugal


  • Everywhere I turn, I see people talking about 2010 in the Rhone (both north and south).  Lately, I've been on a mission to taste a lot of these wines and so far I've found some good, some bad and some that really would be better poured over pancakes.  In some cases, I've agreed with some of the wines being pushed by the "wine critic illuminati".... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cotes du Rhone: The good, the...


  • Thought I'd start a new thread rather than clog the Rosé thread with a drift.As I was telling you Fox, bloom is iminent. I took these shots this afternoon at Copain.Ready to burst at any time. Hopefully we have a normal weather year for a change. Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2012 Growing Season


  • Volpaia: it takes a village, no seriously. The Castello di Volpaia estate is one of the most remarkable wineries I have ever visited. Now, granted I was there in the off-season, but driving up the rather winding road to the hilltop enclave, it’s really not much more than a ring of buildings protecting the inner Castello, can leave you a little p... Read More

    From the article Italy in Nine Parts. Chianti


  • Passage Rock Waiheke Island Reserve Syrah 2005

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    Wine review by Luke from waiheke


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