The Wine Traveler
Teaser for the Documentary series on The wine regions of Australia and New Zealand hosted by Master of Wine and Editor n Chief of the Wine Advocate Lisa Perrotti Brown.
Sustainability with NZ Wine
Philip Gregan CEO of the New Zealand Winegrowers talks about the sustainable approach to wine making in New Zealand
New Zealand Varietals
Philip Gregan CEO of the New Zealand Winegrowers talks about the early varietal plantings in New Zealand
Birth of an Industry
Philip Gregan CEO of The New Zealand Winegrowers talks about the birth of the New Zealand Wine Industry
At Burn Cottage we believe in minimal intervention winemaking. Our task is to discover the genius of the site and of the individual vineyard blocks within and to allow the wines to reveal it. We believe in minimizing sulfur usage and avoiding all additives whenever possible. We avoid the use of cultured yeasts, bacteria, associated […]
Felton Rd Pinot
The Pinot Noir lands of Otago lie mainly within the semi-arid inland basins of Central Otago; they are warm, dry and dramatic. Central Otago has a distinctive semi-continental climate, found nowhere else in New Zealand. It is one of the hottest, coldest and driest regions in New Zealand.
Mt Difficulty Wines
Mt Difficulty Wines Ltd now owns some of the oldest vineyards in the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago in New Zealand’s rugged South Island. The vine age gives our wines, particularly the Pinot Noirs, extra complexity and concentration. The Bannockburn area is internationally recognised as one of the few places in the world outside Burgundy […]
Mt Difficulty – Early Beginnings
Established in 1992, Mt Difficulty Wines is home to some of Central Otago’s oldest and most revered vineyards. Situated along Felton Road in the famous sub-region of Bannockburn, Central Otago, this unique area of extremes is ideally suited to crafting wines that speak with a sense of place. “Our philosophy combines ethical viticulture with minimal […]
Murdoch James Blue Rock Pinot
Situated on the Dry River terraces, the Murdoch James Estate’s Blue Rock Vineyard enjoys premium grape growing soil conditions with a mixture of calciferous lime, clay and river silts with a high mineral content. The action of the Australian tectonic plate, scraping the bed of the Pacific plate millions of years ago, gave rise to […]
Murdoch James Estate
In a South Wairarapa valley in the North Island of New Zealand, you’ll find the town of Martinborough – a picturesque village surrounded by premium boutique wineries including the renowned Murdoch James Estate.Hills lining the valley give shelter from the wind and rain as well as providing a stunning backdrop to the town. Cold winters, […]
Ata Rangi Pinot & Chardonnay
MW Lisa Perrotti Brown talks through the exceptional Pinot & Chardonnay wines of Ata Rangi in Martinborough New Zealand with winemaker Helen Masters
Ata Rangi Martinborough
Ata Rangi, meaning “dawn sky” or “new beginning” is a small New Zealand winery with a big reputation for serious Pinot Noir. Located at the southern end of the North Island, it is owned and managed by a family trio – Clive Paton, his wife Phyll and his sister Alison. Clive planted his first vines […]
Escarpment Vineyards Martinborough
An innovative planting in Escarpment’s Te Muna Road vineyard. A high density planting gives a unique opportunity for Abel clone to express its self in a distinctive manner. The 1.8ha site surrounds the Huangarua escarpment relying on a soil type laid down by the river circa 75,000 years ago. The combination of deep alluvial gravels, […]
Escarpment Pinot & Chardonnay
The Escarpment Vineyard, Martinborough, New Zealand promises some of the very best of tomorrow’s definitive New World Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. With respected winemaker Larry McKenna applying his distinctive skill to what he does best – making premium wine – the result is some of New Zealand’s most layered, flavoursome and complex wines.
Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc
Climatically Martinborough is more aligned to Marlborough than to any of the North Island regions. The success and style of its Sauvignon Blanc is evidence of this alliance. Distinctive Sauvignon Blanc with tropical fruit flavours overlaid with minerality and appealing aromatic Rieslings are beginning to attract the attention of the world’s top wine writers.
Craggy Range Pinot
Pinot Noir is Martinborough’s most planted and certainly most acclaimed grape variety. The region’s warm, dry summers and mild winters have led to complex and structured wines with subtle aromatics and an elegant finish. The success of Martinborough Pinot Noir has to a large extent driven the rapid development of this very dynamic and quality-focused […]
Trinity Hill – Gimblett Gravels
The majority of Trinity Hill’s grape harvest comes from the unique gravel soils and micro-climate of the GIMBLETT GRAVELS region, in the lee of Roy’s Hill. The soils are deep river gravels, left by the Ngaruroro River as it changed course over many thousands of years. These free-draining gravels can be more than 100 metres […]
Trinity Hill Homage
First produced in 2002, Trinity Hill’s Flagship wine has been voted “Best Red Wine in New Zealand” by Cuisine Magazine and taken home the coveted Air New Zealand Awards Double – Best Red Wine and Champion Wine of Show.
Tony Bish on Hawkes Bay
Tony Bish is one of New Zealand’s most respected winemakers, with a focus on quality and texture that has seen Sacred Hill wines from Hawkes Bay and Marlborough escalate to the front of the New Zealand wine scene
Back in 1986, David and Mark Mason, with friend and winemaker Tony Bish, began with a simple philosophy of making more wine than they could drink, and sharing the rest. So Sacred Hill was established in Hawkes Bay New Zealand.
Mission Estate History
Mission Estate Winery, established in 1851, by pioneering French Missionaries is New Zealand’s oldest winery and the birthplace of New Zealand wine.
Mission Estate Wines
Paul Mooney has been the winemaker at Mission Estate for over 30 years, making him one of the most experienced winemakers in New Zealand. Paul’s winemaking philosophies are heavily influenced by his mentor, Brother John, who trained in Bordeaux during the 1960’s
Babich Wines Tasting
General Manager David Babich and MW Lisa Perrotti Brown taste some of the Babich wines that are produced from out of the best regions in New Zealand.
Babich Wines History
Babich Wines, founded in 1916 is on of New Zealand’s oldest wineries and 2016 will see them celebrate 100 years of winemaking.
Kumeu River Wines
From the pioneering days to the establishment of the New Zealand wine industry to today, the Brajkovich family have been internationally recognised as producing world class wine.
NZ Wine Sustainability
Chloe Parkinson winemaker from Cable Bay Wines talks about a sustainable approach to winemaking in Waiheke Island New Zealand
Cable Bay Wines
Waiheke Island as a wine growing region is very unique to say the least. The vineyards of Cable Bay are situated at the western end of the island atop a bedrock of ancient sandstone and mudstone from the Jurassic period.
Luc Desbonnets winemaker from Expatrius wines in Waiheke Island New Zealand speaks with MW Lisa Perrotti Brown about the winemaking philosophy behind this unique wine label.
Stonyridge Vineyard is a world-renowned Cabernet-blend winegrower, located on the beautiful island of Waiheke, near Auckland, New Zealand.
Destiny Bay Wines
Winemaker Sean Spratt Destiny Bay Wines in New Zealand talks through the Magna Praemia, Mystae, and Destinae wines with MW Lisa Perrotti Brown
NZ Wine Sustainability
Michael Spratt Co Founder from Destiny Bay Wines in Waiheke Island New Zealand talks about sustainability in the NZ wine industry.
NZ Wine Sustainability
Sean Spratt from Destiny Bay Wines in Waiheke Island New Zealand talks about sustainability in the NZ wine industry.
The Bellerophon Blends
Waiheke Island Man O’ War winemaker Duncan McTavish and MW Lisa Perrotti Brown taste and discuss the five blends that make up the Bellerophon wine.
MAN O’ WAR Bellerophon
Man O’ War winemaker Duncan McTavish speaks to MW Lisa Perrotti Brown about the release of their new wine 2012 vintage Bellerophon Waiheke Island New Zealand
MAN O’ WAR Vineyards
A stunning array of coastal hillsides, cliffs and beaches, located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island in New Zealand