Wine Tourism

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Sileni Estate

Hawke’s Bay – Gimblett Gravels & Bridge Pa

My advice is that you’ll be arriving in this area onboard your bike as part of the fabulous Hawke’s Bay Trails – this is the aptly-named ‘Wineries Ride’ section of …

Wooing Tree vineyard

Central Otago: Cromwell

Central Otago: Gibbston Valley (Part 2)

Kawerau Gorge, Gibbston Valley

Marlborough – Part 3


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Warren Gibson Trinity Hill

Winemaker series: Warren Gibson

A bit like the list of Top 10 New Zealand Chardonnays that lives in my head (and is acquiring something of a reputation) there’s a list of winemakers that I …

Winemaker series: Matt Connell

Winemakers series: Claire Mulholland

Latest news

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Record number of Gold medals in NZ largest wine competition

New Zealand’s largest wine judging competition has been completed with the judges awarding a record number of gold medals.  The excellent vintages of 2019 and 2020 provided spectacular wines and …

Daylight saving sees Rockburn release Stolen Kiss

Rockburn: Magical vintage sparks double Barrels release

Latest Reviews

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Zaria Chardonnay 2019

Zaria Chardonnay 2019

A Hawke’s Bay wine, another beauty from the winning 2019 vintage. Crisp and bright – a green-lemon colour, with a shy but elegant nose. Pure and clean notes of white …

Zaria Merlot wine

Zaria Merlot 2018

Kennedy Point wine

Kennedy Point – Reserve Cabernet Franc & Chardonnay

Kahurangi Estate Mt Arthur Reserve Chardonnay Nelson 2019

Kahurangi Estate Mt Arthur Reserve Chardonnay Nelson 2019

Mondillo Rosé 2020

Mondillo Rosé 2020

WineFolio features

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Top 10 Tasting Chardonnay

WineFolio ‘Top 10 Tasting’ – Chardonnay

What a great feeling to finally get to our second Top 10 Tasting, after two postponements during the winter. The panel of tasters could finally gather and dig out the …

Whistling Buoy vineyard

Whistling Buoy wines, Lyttelton

Smith & Sheth Studio

Smith & Sheth Studio Experience – Havelock North

No compromises – Radburnd Cellars

Kulta Masterclass

Man O’ War Kulta Masterclass