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Grace of Japan by Huon Hooke

By | March 30th, 2016|Grace Wine, Latest News|

www.therealreview.com Grace. It doesn’t sound like a Japanese winery. Owned and operated by the Misawa family, it was named after the three graces of ancient myth. The name is certainly handy from an exporting viewpoint: it’s easy for non-Japanese to pronounce and remember. Coincidentally, Grace is also the most visible Japanese wine in Australia. It [...]

Grace Wines, Yamanashi: Japanese producer up with world’s best by Max Allen

By | March 30th, 2016|Grace Wine, Latest News|

www.theaustralian.com.au When you think of Japanese drinks, you probably think of beer and sake. But there is also a small but well-established culture of grape growing in Japan, with commercial wine production dating back to the late 19th century in the historic Yamanashi region, in the cool, high country near Mount Fuji. The Misawa family [...]

Grace Koshu Hishiyama Vineyard 2015 @ The Sunday Times Magazine

By | March 14th, 2016|Grace Wine, Latest News|

Larry McKenna, Escarpment Vineyard @ People of Wine: Ten Questions

By | February 17th, 2016|Escarpment Vineyards, Latest News|

photo courtesy of People of Wine: Ten Questions What’s so special about Pinot Noir ? Cos I love it !  When I arrived in New Zealand in 1980 I was less than impressed with the Cabernet based wines produced here and particularly that from around Auckland. I moved to Martinborough in 1986, with the express [...]

Latest write ups on Millton Vineyards & Winery

By | February 12th, 2016|Latest News, Millton Vineyards|

Milton Vineyards & Winery is a family estate winery located in Gisborne, New Zealand. James and Annie Millton are the first producers in New Zealand to gain Bio-Gro certification for organic wine production and they have been producing biodynamic wines for over 30 years. Here are some latest write up about them: Wines of NZ: [...]

Two Paddocks – “Rising Stars of NZ”

By | February 4th, 2016|Latest News, Two Paddocks Wines|

Gourmet Traveller – page 74, Feb / March 2016, Bob Campbell MW

Two Paddocks Pinot Noir: Decanter 95 points

By | January 25th, 2016|Latest News, Two Paddocks Wines|

Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2014 drinking beautifully and earning 95 points at Decanter, picked by Cameron Douglas MS as Top 2014 Central Otago Pinot Noir, congrats! more details HERE

Millton & Escarpment: Bob Campbell’s BEST 18 NZ wines of 2015

By | January 14th, 2016|Escarpment Vineyards, Latest News, Millton Vineyards|

Find out which wines scored 98 points and more from Bob's tastings last year.  Congratulations to Millton Vineyard & Escarpment for a spectacular year! 98 points - Millton Clos de Ste Anne Viognier 2013 98 points - Millton Clos de Ste Anne Chenin Blanc 2013 98 points - Escarpment KUPE Pinot Noir 2013 view the [...]

Kumeu River Mate’s Vineyard Chardonnay: The 50 Best New Releases from 2015

By | January 14th, 2016|Kumeu River Wines, Latest News|

Kicking off 2016, the review team at Robert Parker Wine Advocate has created a round-up list of  top wine picks from last year. The 50 top picks are selected from more than 30,000 tasting notes published in 2015 based on absolute Quality, Singularity and Hedonistic / Intellectual appeal. Well done Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2014. View [...]

Grace Gris de Koshu gets Gold Medal at Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2015

By | January 8th, 2016|Grace Wine, Latest News|

Congratulations to Ayana Misawa and her Grace Gris de Koshu 2014 for securing another Gold Medal at Decanter Asia Wine Awards. Grace Gris de Koshu 2014 Clear and bright lemon yellow colour and hints of green. On the nose, green apple and fresh notes of lime, followed by crispy scents of acacia flower and lemongrass, [...]