You have probably seen the Kim Crawford brand when you are walking down the supermarket aisles or shopping online for your favourite Marlborough drops. This outstanding New Zealand winery focuses on taking risks and seeking difference.
The internationally acclaimed Kim Crawford brand has been around since 1996. Their Vineyards are scattered across New Zealand's two wine hot spots - Marlborough and Hawke's Bay. Kim Crawford's Marlborough vineyard which was purchased in 2000 made some international noise:
“No other region in the world can match Marlborough, the northeastern corner of New Zealand’s South Island, which seems to be the best place in the world to grow Sauvignon Blanc grapes.” - George M. Taber, noted American wine critic.
Unique geography, local climates and soil types from these two regions are what makes the Kim Crawford range stand out. Long days, cooler nights and freshly crisp air help the grapes benefit from their surroundings. The Kim Crawford range is exceptional, they are great food-friendly wines and have had global recognition for their wines.
Experience the best Californian wine with the Robert Mondavi range. Established in 1996 in the Napa Valley region of California, the Robert Mondavi winery was born. A winery that is known for producing world class Cabernet Sauvignons and Sauvignon Blancs. The current Chief Winemaker, Geneviève Janssens has received recognition as she was named 'Wine Enthusiast's Winemaker of the Year'. This is a highly recognised award that isn't given out easily, making it very special!
The Robert Mondavi team are committed to the future of the wine making practise and is certified as a 'Napa Green' winery meaning they are apart of a sustainable winegrowing group and in fact, this winery was the first ever to receive the Innovator award from California's environmental protection agency. We can highly recommend giving Robert Mondavi wines a try and would love to hear how you found them!
Im sure this name isn't a surprise to those who love their Marlborough wines. Wither Hills is a beloved New Zealand wine brand that has been around since 1995. The team at Wither Hills hold decades of experience within the Marlborough region and know the region like you know your best mate.
Wither Hills prides themselves on their knowledge, passion and unique wine characteristics. They use the Marlborough region to their advantage with it's quirks and habits influencing what they bottle up and what we love to drink. They are proud to be associated with Sustainable Winegrowers NZ which sets the industry standards ensuring the future of wine making is protected and sustainable.
"Taking our name from the landmark Wither Hills range that borders our vineyards, our philosophy is founded on the belief that the finest wines are always created from exceptional vineyards, representing their sense of place."
The Central Otago Devil in disguise... Devil's Staircase wines are a true reflection of what the beautiful Central Otago wine region has to offer.
Produced by Rockburn, the Devil's Staircase wines have taken inspiration from the windy road from Queenstown to Kingston, a torturous road for those who have driven it. Windy and twisted roads and vines are what have made this wine worthy of the name 'Devil's Staircase'.
Devil's Staircase wines are known for their classical Central Otago characteristics with a bit of a spicy twist and we definitely recommend putting it on the list.