Jamie Goode's thoughts on our 2016's

By Andrew Donaldson
Jamie Goode's thoughts on our 2016's

In my view, Jamie is at the forefront of contemporary wine commentary.  I found "I taste red" which is one of his books fascinating - it provides a remarkably readable scientific discussion of how and why we sense what we do when approaching a glass of wine.  He has taken the time to visit our vineyard and tasted a number of our earlier vintages, I value his judgement highly - even more so after reading his reassuring assessment of our 2016's! A relatively new arrival on the Central Otago Pinot circuit is Akitu. Andrew Donaldson planted this vineyard in Wanaka back in 2002 on old...

Bridget Jones and Rebecca Gibb, MW

By Andrew Donaldson
Bridget Jones and Rebecca Gibb, MW

Why would I ever promote a pair of reviews where both our wines scored less than 90 points?  Particularly when they are about a contender for the best vintage we've released to date.  It's a fair question but my response is that this points business is no science - and neither it should be.  In fact, after taking a few brickbats along with our share of bouquets I don't really focus on the points anymore (There is no such thing as a 100 point wine either - beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I still think that the Mona Lisa's...

IWC Sustainability Trophy; second time in three years.

By Andrew Donaldson
IWC Sustainability Trophy; second time in three years.
It’s official, Central Otago pinot noir cannot be beaten for its world class wine, with akitu taking out consecutive wins at the world’s most influential wine awards, last night.

New Zealand Pinot Noir for your cellar, Anne Krebiehl - Decanter Magazine

By Andrew Donaldson
New Zealand Pinot Noir for your cellar, Anne Krebiehl - Decanter Magazine
The land of the long white cloud is an essential port of call for all Pinot lovers on their quest for the perfect glassful. Here, Anne Krebiehl MW selects 20 of her current favourites that combine the ethereal appeal of the great Burgundy grape with New Zealand's island individuality...