Category Archives: marlborough

2009 Montana Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

It seems fashionable to sneer at Marlborough sauvignon blanc (and curiously, this is usually done by pinot gris drinkers); certainly the region is struggling with the issues of managing supply with demand and preserving the integrity of its name.  But it cannot be denied that without the region and variety, New Zealand would not enjoy… Read More »

2010 Forrest Estate The Doctor’s Riesling

I still find it a slight thrill when the first wines of the current vintage start to come through and it was indeed a thrill to taste the 2010 Forrest Estate Doctor’s Riesling. Fresh as a daisy and redolent of honeysuckle, citrus blossom and a delicious underlying wet stone minerality, this wine made the still… Read More »

Subtle Sauvignon Blanc

There is no doubt that NZ can make world class sauvignon blanc and winemakers have perfected the art of producing vibrant, immensely flavourful sauvignons brimming over with passionfruit and gooseberry flavours.  But winemakers are a restless bunch, always looking for a new challenge, and there is a growing number keen to see where they can… Read More »

Marlborough Part Three – Greywacke and Dog Point

We left Churton replete with both the most delicious lunch and careful instructions on how to get to Dog Point Vineyard from Mandy Weaver. In what was to become a recurring theme of our brief sojourn in Marlborough, Jane and I argued over which road was the correct one, shot past turn-offs and eventually, after… Read More »