Tag Archives: Marlborough

New Zealand White Wines: Reviews of Current Releases from 19 Producers

New Zealand established its wine reputation on Sauvignon Blanc, a variety uniquely suited to the terroir of the South Island, especially the Marlborough region.  Over time, growers have diversified their white grape plantings to Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and other varieties, … Continue reading

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New Zealand Pinot Noir: Reviews of Current Releases

Pinot Noir is one of our favorite grape varieties and New Zealand is one of the top sources. Since issuing our  Report #7 New Zealand’s Exciting Pinot Noirs,  we have admired the progress made by local producers in improving the … Continue reading

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New Releases from California’s Central Coast, Lodi, and Marlborough

In this article, we review several wines that offer better than expected quality for modest prices, mostly under $20 retail.  They come from Arroyo Seco, the Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Clarksburg, Lodi, and New Zealand’s Marlborough region. Testarossa. Located in … Continue reading

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New Zealand Wines from Lake Chalice

Lake Chalice is a medium sized, privately owned winery located in New Zealand’s Marlborough wine region. It was established in 1989 by Chris Gambitsis and Phil Binnie on the original 28 acre, notoriously stony Falcon Vineyard but has since expanded … Continue reading

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New Zealand Wines from John Forrest

John Forrest is a former rugby player and Ph.D. scientist from New Zealand who did research at San Diego’s Salk Institute in the 1980s, caught the winemaking bug, and returned home to establish the Forrest Estate Winery and several years … Continue reading

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