Wine Tourism

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Margrain Vineyard

Wairarapa: Martinborough pt.1

Moving on from the northern part of the Wairarapa region, head into the rather picturesque town of Martinborough. For the sheer number of wineries packed into one area, this place …

Matahiwi vineyards

Wairarapa: Masterton, Gladstone & Greytown

Hawke’s Bay: Napier and around

The Landing

Northland: a Bay of Islands wine tour


Central Otago: from Bendigo to Wanaka to Pisa


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Jason Stent Paritua

Winemaker series: Jason Stent

I’m a big fan of the rich, generous wines from Bridge Pa fruit, and I’m pleased to make it over to Paritua, one of the mainstays of the region, for …

Winemaker series: Guy McMaster

Winemaker series: Miles Dineen

Latest news

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Mission new labelling

Mission Estate unveils fresh new look

Mission Estate Winery, an iconic New Zealand landmark, is excited to unveil a fresh new look for 2021.  Established in the Hawke’s Bay in 1851, this launch coincides with its …

Raise a glass to Rosé

Latest Reviews

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Te Kairanga Runholder Pinot Noir 2017

Te Kairanga ‘Runholder’ Pinot Noir 2017

From the original landholdings of John Martin (founder of Martinborough), on the home block vineyard, comes this vibrant, dark crimson Pinot Noir. Floral and red-fruited on the nose with raspberry, …

Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2017

Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels Chardonnay 2017

Church Road Chardonnay 2016

Church Road Chardonnay 2016

Radburnd Cellars Merlot Cabernet 2018

Radburnd Cellars Merlot Cabernet 2018

Giesen ‘Uncharted’ Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Giesen ‘Uncharted’ Sauvignon Blanc 2020

WineFolio features

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The WineFolio Crystal Ball

Warning – none of this is to be taken too seriously… but I sat at the weekend, at the end of the first month of 2021 – with COVID knocking …

Craggy Range

Craggy Range: elegance & balance

HBWG Cellar Door

Hawke’s Bay – tasting through the regions

Stanley Avenue

A series: Selling wine in New Zealand – Part 5

WineFolio Tasting

WineFolio ‘Best of 2020’ wines