Wild Earth

+64 3 445 4841 PO Box 234 Cromwell 320 Felton Road
Bannockburn Central Otago, 9342
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Established in 1998, Wild Earth Wines owns 35 hectares of vineyards in two of Central Otago's finest locations - at the very end of Felton Road overlooking the Kawarau River and the north Lowburn district beneath the imposing Pisa Range. Our sole objective is to create the finest pinot noir, riesling and pinot gris wines possible from our two vineyard sites. In 2008, the Wild Earth Pinot Noir 2006 was awarded five trophies in the world's two largest wine competitions. International Wine Challenge: - Top International Pinot Noir - Top New Zealand Red - Top New Zealand Pinot Noir - Top Central Otago Pinot Noir Decanter World Wine Awards - Top New Zealand Pinot Noir

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  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Day 3, just when you thought it couldn't get any better. Yesterday was a hell of a day, great wine, great people and a lot of fun. Today we headed over the hill to the "other side" where we met up with Robin Akhurst, winemaker extraordinaire and just an all around great guy. We met Robin two years ago thru no other than our favorite local expert... Read More

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  • The CFO and I and four others are back in CA doing a weeks worth of tasting.  Today is the Sonoma Barrel tasting to be followed by a couple more days in Sonoma and two days in Napa. Reports to follow. Read More

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  • Bordeaux is different things to different people. To many seasoned wine lovers it’s one of the most prestigious wine regions in the world, home to some of the greatest reds and whites the planet has to offer. When you look at Bordeaux’s track record of excellence through quality, scores and reputation over generations this is a fair and well-ear... Read More

    From the article Surprise! Bordeaux is Modern and Affordable.


  • A new year provides the perfect opportunity to try new things, but how far will you go?  Many wine drinkers cling to familiar grape varieties or settle for what’s in easy reach. Don’t miss out, wine lover. There are between 5,000 and 10,000 varieties of Vitis Vinifera, the plant species responsible for nearly all wine grapes, planted around the ... Read More

    From the article These New Wave Wine Grapes Are Really Catching On


  • Here in the United States we are on a first-name basis with our wine grapes. The majority of casual wine drinkers understand what “Merlot”, “Moscato”, and “Cabernet” mean. Nowadays “Pinot” and even “Riesling” are familiar pals too. This is largely because the United States and other New World regions label their wines by varietal rather than geo... Read More

    From the article The Rise of Non-Traditional Wine Blends


  • To celebrate the. Buck hanging in my garage from this morning' hunt, I decided to be brave and saber the 25 year old Cooks that was recently found in my basement. Yep Cooks, you heard that correct. Plenty of pressure and a clean break. Nice bubbles and a golden almost not quite pinkish hue. Very earthy with a hint of cranberry. I like it. Cheap ... Read More

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  • The majority of wines on the market these days are meant to be consumed within one to five years. This is a natural law. Producing wines that can sit in the cellar for decades is time-consuming and expensive. There is a time and place for wines that age and adventurous palates are required. Most all age-worthy wines will have high acid, tannin, ... Read More

    From the article Your Guide to Aged Wines


  • Every wine producing country has strengths and weaknesses, some more than others. Chile has many high points that make it a go-to country when looking for outstanding wine. The number of unique regions that feature diverse soil types and microclimates is simply astounding. Chile has three thousand miles of coastline north to south as well as mou... Read More

    From the article Think Beyond Chilean Cabernet


  • August is here -- along with warm, steamy weather for most of the country. For some that means switching over to chilled cocktails or beer. What it should really mean for wine drinkers is carefully selecting wines that are well made, delicious, value driven and refreshing. The last thing anyone wants to sip in hot weather is a big, bloated and p... Read More

    From the article Value Wines for Summer


  • Columbia Valley, Columbia Gorge, and Walla Walla Valley: a triumvirate of outstanding wine producing regions with a fascinating twist. While there are numerous ways in which these three areas are vastly different from each other, they have one key similarity. Their acreage spans across both Washington and Oregon states. I spent a week traveling ... Read More

    From the article Washington & Oregon Wines Tread the Line


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