wine tours in Auckland
I'm quite chuffed with this pic - two fab wines, with Queenstown's Remarkables mountain range in the background.
The wines are actually grown in Waipara - one of my favourite wine regions in NZ, about one hour north of Christchurch.
Main Divide is the second label from Waipara's Pegasus Bay winery (rated by Robert Parker as one of NZ's top 5 wineries).
I have long been a huge fan of Pegasus Bay - they consistently poduce top notch Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir as well as having one of the best and most picturesque vineyard restaurants in NZ.
Main Divide Chardonnay 2008 $NZ20.00 Crisp and mouth-filling with creamy yeast influence, plus flavours of canned peach, lime and apple. Would easily stand cellaring for another three years.
Main Divide Pinot Noir 2008 $NZ25.00 A steal at this price - a lush and sweetly ripe Pinot with lovely black berry fruit, liquorice and spicy characters.