ASTROLABE WINES    MARLBOROUGH, NZ   Named after the ship that in 1827 charted and explored the Marlborough Coast, Astrolabe is a personal project for winemaker Simon Waghorn and his wife, Jane.  Astrolabe produces a range of wines that express the purity and intensity of fruit flavours naturally afforded by the climate and soils of the Marlborough region. All grapes are sourced from unique Marlborough sites, carefully chosen to add complexity and completeness in the wines.  Simon is fascinated by the distinctive qualities of the Marlborough sub-regions, whether bottled alone or blended as part of the Marlborough classic. All Simon’s skill and experience combine to capture the essence of Marlborough in wines of purity, focus and elegance.

ASTROLABE WINES

MARLBOROUGH, NZ

Named after the ship that in 1827 charted and explored the Marlborough Coast, Astrolabe is a personal project for winemaker Simon Waghorn and his wife, Jane.

Astrolabe produces a range of wines that express the purity and intensity of fruit flavours naturally afforded by the climate and soils of the Marlborough region. All grapes are sourced from unique Marlborough sites, carefully chosen to add complexity and completeness in the wines.

Simon is fascinated by the distinctive qualities of the Marlborough sub-regions, whether bottled alone or blended as part of the Marlborough classic. All Simon’s skill and experience combine to capture the essence of Marlborough in wines of purity, focus and elegance.

 
THE BONE LINE    WAIPARA, NZ   The Boneline is situated deep in the Waipara Valley, snuggled in the lee of the Teviotdale hills that provide protection from cool easterly winds but open to warming north west winds. The protective Southern Alps ensure low rainfall, abundant sunshine and often very warm summers, helped by the famed hot, dry nor’wester winds, though cooling sea breezes and the occasional cold southerly fronts temper this. Drought risk is mitigated by irrigation. Canterbury’s long dry autumns coupled to good diurnal variance help provide phenolic ripeness, complexity and a variety of styles.  Named in reference to the K-T Boundary line which runs through the Waipara Valley near their vineyard, each of the wines made by The Bone Line features dinosaur fossils found in the area. Dating back as far as 65 million years, these serve as evidence of the global catastrophe of an asteroid impact on the earth and the end of the Mesozoic Era and the extinction of the dinosaurs.  These bones represent the tangible connection each wine has with the land where the fruit is grown, old vines and the family partnership of Tutton Sienko & Hill’s growing experience.

THE BONE LINE

WAIPARA, NZ

The Boneline is situated deep in the Waipara Valley, snuggled in the lee of the Teviotdale hills that provide protection from cool easterly winds but open to warming north west winds. The protective Southern Alps ensure low rainfall, abundant sunshine and often very warm summers, helped by the famed hot, dry nor’wester winds, though cooling sea breezes and the occasional cold southerly fronts temper this. Drought risk is mitigated by irrigation. Canterbury’s long dry autumns coupled to good diurnal variance help provide phenolic ripeness, complexity and a variety of styles.

Named in reference to the K-T Boundary line which runs through the Waipara Valley near their vineyard, each of the wines made by The Bone Line features dinosaur fossils found in the area. Dating back as far as 65 million years, these serve as evidence of the global catastrophe of an asteroid impact on the earth and the end of the Mesozoic Era and the extinction of the dinosaurs.

These bones represent the tangible connection each wine has with the land where the fruit is grown, old vines and the family partnership of Tutton Sienko & Hill’s growing experience.

 
DURVILLEA WINES    MARLBOROUGH, NZ   All along our shores, holding fast to the rocks at low tide is the seaweed, 'Durvillea'. Named after the Captain of L'Astrolabe Dumont d'Urville, this seaweed defines the ruggedness of our rocky coast.  The Durvillea grapes are grown at carefully selected sites across the Marlborough region and harvested at precisely the right moment to preserve the purity and intensity of flavour in the wine. Durvillea is the second label to Astrolabe Wines and is made in a classic Marlborough style with parcels of fruit from the Astrolabe vineyards.

DURVILLEA WINES

MARLBOROUGH, NZ

All along our shores, holding fast to the rocks at low tide is the seaweed, 'Durvillea'. Named after the Captain of L'Astrolabe Dumont d'Urville, this seaweed defines the ruggedness of our rocky coast.

The Durvillea grapes are grown at carefully selected sites across the Marlborough region and harvested at precisely the right moment to preserve the purity and intensity of flavour in the wine. Durvillea is the second label to Astrolabe Wines and is made in a classic Marlborough style with parcels of fruit from the Astrolabe vineyards.

 
GRASSHOPPER ROCK    CENTRAL OTAGO, NZ   Grasshopper Rock takes it's name from the protected species of grasshopper  Sigaus childi,  found near the 7.8 hectare vineyard on Earnscleugh Road.  Established in 2003, Grasshopper Rock is sourced exclusively from the Pinot Noir grapes grown on their vineyard then made and bottled in Central Otago.  As one of the southernmost vineyards in the southern hemisphere, the vineyard enjoys high sunshine hours by day but very cool temperatures by night, which is a perfect contrast of conditions to bring out the best in the vines. With extremes of heat and cold comes the risk of spring and autumn frosts, providing a demanding but rewarding environment for the production of premium Pinot Noir.

GRASSHOPPER ROCK

CENTRAL OTAGO, NZ

Grasshopper Rock takes it's name from the protected species of grasshopper Sigaus childi, found near the 7.8 hectare vineyard on Earnscleugh Road.

Established in 2003, Grasshopper Rock is sourced exclusively from the Pinot Noir grapes grown on their vineyard then made and bottled in Central Otago.

As one of the southernmost vineyards in the southern hemisphere, the vineyard enjoys high sunshine hours by day but very cool temperatures by night, which is a perfect contrast of conditions to bring out the best in the vines. With extremes of heat and cold comes the risk of spring and autumn frosts, providing a demanding but rewarding environment for the production of premium Pinot Noir.

 
INDIAN SUMMER    HAWKES BAY, NZ   Our view is the best Rosé wine keeps you coming back for more and has a refreshing minerality. Indian Summer has traditionally been made from Merlot and Malbec grape varieties, however we have started to plant more traditional Provençal Rosé grape varieties such as Cinsault and Grenache as well in order to achieve the minerality we are looking for in Indian Summer.  We have a number of different sites on our estate where we have planted these varieties, all with slightly different soil types. Our vineyards are located in the Tukituki Valley which is a river valley carved by shingle that runs into the Pacific Ocean. Our soil typology is therefore river shingle blended with calcareous clay soils over a hard, calcified clay pan. This restricts root growth of Indian Summer’s vines and causes the minerality of the grapes to pervade our wine.

INDIAN SUMMER

HAWKES BAY, NZ

Our view is the best Rosé wine keeps you coming back for more and has a refreshing minerality. Indian Summer has traditionally been made from Merlot and Malbec grape varieties, however we have started to plant more traditional Provençal Rosé grape varieties such as Cinsault and Grenache as well in order to achieve the minerality we are looking for in Indian Summer.

We have a number of different sites on our estate where we have planted these varieties, all with slightly different soil types. Our vineyards are located in the Tukituki Valley which is a river valley carved by shingle that runs into the Pacific Ocean. Our soil typology is therefore river shingle blended with calcareous clay soils over a hard, calcified clay pan. This restricts root growth of Indian Summer’s vines and causes the minerality of the grapes to pervade our wine.

 
MATSU    TORO, SPAIN   From among the extraordinary quality vineyards of D. O. Toro, Vintae’s technical team has selected true centenarian gems from which a top quality grape is obtained. These vineyards that produce the Tinta de Toro variety; are between 80 and 100 years of age and have a very low yield per vine; are located in very poor land; and are cultivated following the area’s tradition of not interfering with the natural processes and the pace set by nature, while using in many cases techniques employed in biodynamic agriculture.  The soils on which these vines grow are sandy and composed of sandstone, clay and Pliocene limestone. Altitude changes in each plot of land are practically non-existent; all the vineyards are located between 650 and 735 metres in the typical undulating land present in this area.

MATSU

TORO, SPAIN

From among the extraordinary quality vineyards of D. O. Toro, Vintae’s technical team has selected true centenarian gems from which a top quality grape is obtained. These vineyards that produce the Tinta de Toro variety; are between 80 and 100 years of age and have a very low yield per vine; are located in very poor land; and are cultivated following the area’s tradition of not interfering with the natural processes and the pace set by nature, while using in many cases techniques employed in biodynamic agriculture.

The soils on which these vines grow are sandy and composed of sandstone, clay and Pliocene limestone. Altitude changes in each plot of land are practically non-existent; all the vineyards are located between 650 and 735 metres in the typical undulating land present in this area.

 
NO.1 FAMILY ESTATE    MARLBOROUGH, NZ   No.1 Family Estate is a specialist and boutique Méthode Champenoise winery founded by Adele and Daniel Le Brun. It is the only winery in New Zealand committed exclusively to producing premium Méthode Traditionelle wine.  The first record of a Le Brun planting vines in Champagne is in 1684. From a young age, Daniel was immersed in the family business. After studying winemaking and working at the family winery, he visited New Zealand, saw the potential and emigrated. In 1980 he planted the first grapes dedicated to sparkling wine production in Marlborough’s beautiful Wairau Valley.  Exactly as the name suggests, No.1 Family Estate is a family business. While Daniel makes the wine, his wife Adele provides the business and marketing flair. The next generation of Le Bruns, son Remy and daughter Virginie, are the faces of the future and are actively involved.  A labour of love, the Le Brun family excel at their passion for producing some of the highest quality Méthode Traditionelle in New Zealand.


NO.1 FAMILY ESTATE

MARLBOROUGH, NZ

No.1 Family Estate is a specialist and boutique Méthode Champenoise winery founded by Adele and Daniel Le Brun. It is the only winery in New Zealand committed exclusively to producing premium Méthode Traditionelle wine.

The first record of a Le Brun planting vines in Champagne is in 1684. From a young age, Daniel was immersed in the family business. After studying winemaking and working at the family winery, he visited New Zealand, saw the potential and emigrated. In 1980 he planted the first grapes dedicated to sparkling wine production in Marlborough’s beautiful Wairau Valley.

Exactly as the name suggests, No.1 Family Estate is a family business. While Daniel makes the wine, his wife Adele provides the business and marketing flair. The next generation of Le Bruns, son Remy and daughter Virginie, are the faces of the future and are actively involved.

A labour of love, the Le Brun family excel at their passion for producing some of the highest quality Méthode Traditionelle in New Zealand.

 
PIRINOA ROAD    MARTINBOROUGH, NZ   Perched on the eastern Martinborough Terraces, family-owned Pirinoa Road harnesses the best of nature’s bounty, carefully crafting wines of the highest quality from their 25-acre Pirinoa Road block. Martinborough enjoys hot summers, long dry autumns and stoney terrain which has resulted in this boutique growing region gaining worldwide acclaim for Pinot Noir.  The wine takes it’s name from the Pirinoa district, home to an old Maori pa site in South Wairarapa. The 2008 vintage saw the debut of Pirinoa Road in the UK market, and since then this boutique wine has built a reputation with its loyal followers across Australasia and throughout Europe for delivering classic Martinborough characteristics coupled with consistent quality.

PIRINOA ROAD

MARTINBOROUGH, NZ

Perched on the eastern Martinborough Terraces, family-owned Pirinoa Road harnesses the best of nature’s bounty, carefully crafting wines of the highest quality from their 25-acre Pirinoa Road block. Martinborough enjoys hot summers, long dry autumns and stoney terrain which has resulted in this boutique growing region gaining worldwide acclaim for Pinot Noir.

The wine takes it’s name from the Pirinoa district, home to an old Maori pa site in South Wairarapa. The 2008 vintage saw the debut of Pirinoa Road in the UK market, and since then this boutique wine has built a reputation with its loyal followers across Australasia and throughout Europe for delivering classic Martinborough characteristics coupled with consistent quality.

 
PROVIDORE WINES    CENTRAL OTAGO, NZ   The name Providore means supplier and our intent is just that — to provide people with a true taste of our world. Our privilege is to live in this region and to live amongst people and an environment that is constantly evolving. Together we are learning to live better with the land that gifts us our lifestyle and our livelihood.  The very nature of Central Otago is what makes is so special and why we love it so much. North, south and east — its diversity forms a patchwork of microclimates. All perfect for grape growing, each with a distinct personality. From the bright berry fruit of Gibbston to the dark fruit of Queensberry, Bannockburn’s ripe complexity and Alexandra’s dry herb textures — character shaped by craggy mountains and tranquil lakes, gentle slopes and contrasting soils. Combined, they form a complex palate of flavours that paint a picture you can taste.

PROVIDORE WINES

CENTRAL OTAGO, NZ

The name Providore means supplier and our intent is just that — to provide people with a true taste of our world. Our privilege is to live in this region and to live amongst people and an environment that is constantly evolving. Together we are learning to live better with the land that gifts us our lifestyle and our livelihood.

The very nature of Central Otago is what makes is so special and why we love it so much. North, south and east — its diversity forms a patchwork of microclimates. All perfect for grape growing, each with a distinct personality. From the bright berry fruit of Gibbston to the dark fruit of Queensberry, Bannockburn’s ripe complexity and Alexandra’s dry herb textures — character shaped by craggy mountains and tranquil lakes, gentle slopes and contrasting soils. Combined, they form a complex palate of flavours that paint a picture you can taste.

 
SIX BARREL SODA CO.    WELLINGTON, NZ   Pals since the 90s, Joe & Mike have shared years of questionable fashion choices and ridiculous business plans. After some dodgy batches and accidental fermentation we perfected our syrups for cocktails and sodas in our Wellington dive bar and in 2012 we started Six Barrel Soda Co. with a lofty mission to shake up a flat soft drink market with experimental flavours and a new level of quality.  We fired up a 10L pot and used a beat-up soda stream to make drinks in our soda store to show what we believe soda can be. Our early brave customers liked it and now our soda syrups and bottled sodas are now being used to make wonderful drinks all over the place by the best soda jerks, the most creative cafes, restaurants and bars and home soda fans looking for something different.

SIX BARREL SODA CO.

WELLINGTON, NZ

Pals since the 90s, Joe & Mike have shared years of questionable fashion choices and ridiculous business plans. After some dodgy batches and accidental fermentation we perfected our syrups for cocktails and sodas in our Wellington dive bar and in 2012 we started Six Barrel Soda Co. with a lofty mission to shake up a flat soft drink market with experimental flavours and a new level of quality.

We fired up a 10L pot and used a beat-up soda stream to make drinks in our soda store to show what we believe soda can be. Our early brave customers liked it and now our soda syrups and bottled sodas are now being used to make wonderful drinks all over the place by the best soda jerks, the most creative cafes, restaurants and bars and home soda fans looking for something different.

 
TONY BISH WINES    HAWKES BAY, NZ   Tony Bish is one of this country’s most highly regarded winemakers, with Chardonnay as the variety he is best-known for. His track record with the Sacred Hill ‘Riflemans’ one of NewZealand’s best Chardonnays stretches back to 1995. When Tony and his wife Karryn introduced their own label in 2014, it was no surprise that the focus would be on this variety. The ‘Fat &Sassy’ Chardonnay is Tony’s expression that has great appeal across the market; the name says it all.  The ‘Tony Bish’ brand now includes the distinctively oaked ‘Heartwood’, the lees-complexed‘Golden Egg’, made in concrete fermenters, and the individual ‘Skeetfield’ single vineyard wine.All of these wines, and a strong selection of their friends’ wines are available to be enjoyed at theirUrban Winery in the Ahuriri district of Napier, where the Tony Bish wines are made

TONY BISH WINES

HAWKES BAY, NZ

Tony Bish is one of this country’s most highly regarded winemakers, with Chardonnay as the variety he is best-known for. His track record with the Sacred Hill ‘Riflemans’ one of NewZealand’s best Chardonnays stretches back to 1995. When Tony and his wife Karryn introduced their own label in 2014, it was no surprise that the focus would be on this variety. The ‘Fat &Sassy’ Chardonnay is Tony’s expression that has great appeal across the market; the name says it all.

The ‘Tony Bish’ brand now includes the distinctively oaked ‘Heartwood’, the lees-complexed‘Golden Egg’, made in concrete fermenters, and the individual ‘Skeetfield’ single vineyard wine.All of these wines, and a strong selection of their friends’ wines are available to be enjoyed at theirUrban Winery in the Ahuriri district of Napier, where the Tony Bish wines are made