In just over 30 years New Zealand has grown from a minor footnote in the wine atlases to a seriously recognised wine producing country.
In the North Island wonderful deep Reds are produced in Hawkes Bay with the Gimblett Gravels area being championed in its own right and wonderful Pinot Noir can be found in the district of Martinborough. On the South Island, a district of Marlborough can be found; fewer wine producing areas have caught the imagination of the UK wine buying public for its Sauvignon Blanc. The region of Waipara is attracting deserved attention and Central Otago has forged an excellent reputation for Pinot Noir and increasing Riesling. We are delighted to count such growers as Tinpot Hut, Kim Crawford, The Crossings and Staete Landt on our list.
Boutique, artisan producers are now at the fore of the Australian wine scene and we are delighted to have many of the finest at M&B! Grosset & Kilikanoon produce fine Riesling in the Clare Valley of South Australia and Mount Horrock's Semillon is one of best examples available. Shaw & Smith continue to craft world class Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir from the cool height of the Adeliade Hills. Turkey Flat make wonderful GSM blends in the Barossa Valley and few producers fashion better Shiraz in that district than Charles Melton. Further west Plantagenet produced refined Cabernets, Pinot Noir and Chardonnays from the cool regions of the Great Southern.