From Central Otago to Matakana, New Zealand’s reputation for red wine production is gaining serious momentum, as well as its own distinctive style. Pinot Noir has been able to capture New Zealand’s unique terroir and rival Burgundy like no other. Hawke’s Bay is the oldest region in New Zealand and is now synonymous with some of the countries finest Bordeaux Blends. New Zealand reds commonly display bright fruit characteristics and there is always a new red wine to discover.
TasteSoft style, plentiful mix of red & dark berries, subtle spice & a bright finishEatRib EyeWhyBest value Pinot Noir on our list
TastePerfumed aromatics, plush dark red & black fruits of the forest. Striking precision & elegant tannin structureEatRoasted red meatsWhyBest restaurant on Felton Road
TasteMerlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot. Complex spiced red fruit aromas. Long, rich palate balanced by considered acidity & fine tannins. Cellar 15 - 20 yrsEatLamb, beef raguWhyCellar for 15 - 20 years
TasteRed fruits, plum, redcurrant, fresh herbs, hints of truffle & meaty charcuterie. Fine tannin structure & lengthEatLamb rack & herbsWhyIconic & well recognised