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Hawke’s Bay: Napier and around

This is the last our sub-regional guides to Hawke’s Bay – this time we’ll be looking at the wineries that you reach heading from the north, and then the ones …

The Landing

Northland: a Bay of Islands wine tour


Central Otago: from Bendigo to Wanaka to Pisa

Te Awanga Cellar Door

Hawke’s Bay: Havelock North to Te Awanga

Sileni Estate

Hawke’s Bay – Gimblett Gravels & Bridge Pa


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Chris Scott, Church Road

Winemaker series: Chris Scott

I manage to track down Chris Scott, winemaker at Church Road, who has been on my radar for a while now. I start by asking about how he got started …

Winemaker series: Gordon Russell

Winemaker series: Rod MacIvor

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Fog Fest

Fog Fest – one day celebration of hazy ales & cloudy wines

Building on the success of previous events Cult Wine is once again teaming up Beer Jerk to host an amazing one-off wine and beer festival in Auckland in just four …

A ‘monstrous’ new wine delivery service

Latest Reviews

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Hinton ‘Hill Country’ Pinot Noir 2018

Hinton ‘Hill Country’ Pinot Noir 2018

From a steep hillside vineyard at Earnscleugh, near Alexandra, the wine is a dark ruby, burgundy colour in the glass, with a spicy, dried herbal nose of thyme, budhleia, star …

Goshawk Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Goshawk Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Tony Bish ‘Heartwood’ Chardonnay 2019

Tony Bish ‘Heartwood’ Chardonnay 2019

Turnstone Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Johner Chardonnay 2019

Johner Chardonnay 2019

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HBWG Cellar Door

Hawke’s Bay – tasting through the regions

Winemaker Hugh Crichton (one of the nominees for ‘Gourmet Traveller New Zealand winemaker of the year 2020’) was the winemaker who, along with Maxime Cavey from Hawke’s Bay Winegrowers, took …

Stanley Avenue

A series: Selling wine in New Zealand – Part 5

WineFolio Tasting

WineFolio ‘Best of 2020’ wines

Big Sky wine owners

Big Sky wines, Martinborough

NZ wine bottles

What is a ‘Cult Wine’?