Awards and Accolades
91 points – Bob Campbell, The Real Review
“From a 41-year-old vineyard. Rich, reasonably weighty Sauvignon Blanc with sweet grass, gooseberry, green capsicum and passionfruit flavours. Impressive concentration and assertive acidity.”
92/100 – Martin Moran, The Times UK (Ireland)
“Pioneering winemaker Ernie Hunter died in 1987, but his widow, Jane, still makes some of the region’s best Sauvignon Blanc.“
Judges Selection. Six Nations Wine Challenge.
“This is so my kind of Chardy! Crazy citrus zestiness right up front with just a hint of struck match but not toooo much (I’m not a fan of too much) with incredible texture and general moreishness. This is one of those wines I wish I’d opened a few years from now. An absolute delight!”
90 Points – Decanter.com
“The first vintage of this tangy pet nat, made from the same grapes as the still Sauvignon Blanc, but bottled while still fermenting to give its light sparkle. Its naturally cloudy and bone dry, with vibrant tropical fruit, green apple and a ginger zing. Perfect to cut through rich pork…”
4 stars – Simon Wood, toptastes.co.nz
“Perhaps seen as a NZ Beaujolais alternative, this is light and charming, but has some serious Pinot chops. Malolactic fermentation, a portion of whole bunches and low cropping vines has resulted in a wine of considerable finesse and depth of flavour, while maintaining a light, breezy, summery style. Hunter’s suggest lightly chilling this before drinking, although it is lovely at room temperature as well.”
other news articles.
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This new vintage release is something to look out for.Read More
The temporary closure of the Cellar Door was a sad moment, as the team takes great pleasure in welcoming guests from all over the world.Read More
Following the completion of a hectic harvest and with the winery team busy blending the focus of the vineyard crew turns towards maintenance.Read More
Hunter’s have been successfully producing sparkling wines since 1985. We have delved into the archives and pulled out some memorable moments from the past 35 years.
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