Riesling is a light-skinned, aromatic grape of German origin and in recent years has become the fourth most popular white varietal planted in New Zealand with 85% being grown in the South Island wine regions of Nelson, Marlborough, Waipara Valley and Central Otago.

The cool southerly climate of the South Island with bright days, cool nights, long dry sunny autumns, large diurnal variance and low humidity is perfectly suited for harvesting Riesling.

The flavours from northerly wine regions of the South Island, Nelson and Marlborough, tend to have lemon, lime and spicy characters while the southerly regions of Canterbury and Central Otago are green apples and crisp citrus. Styles range from bone dry to lushly sweet.

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Aurum Dry Riesling 2015



Wow! Lime alert! This southern star smashes through the palate with green apple and quartz-powder, mineral-driven mouthfeel that lingers long and will send your saliva glands into overload. The citrus intensity is one thing, but the honeysuckle and hints of biscuit really add to the complexity of this wine in the mouth. It’s a clean, zingy wine which zips into action immediately. This is the sort of wine that’ll be perfection with classic, sweet and sour pork with pineapple chunks. Appearance is crystal clear, pale lemon.

Carrick Wines Bannockburn Riesling 2016

$28.00 $25.20

A limited season due to low crops has produced an intense and brilliant vintage. This is a beautifully aromatic wine with Jasmine, apricot and white blossoms filling the glass. On the palate this wine exhibits excellent fruit purity and excellent balance. Like a juicy Naval Orange, the flesh and texture of this Riesling is a real joy to us. Refreshing and perfect as an aperitif, match with your favorite seafood dish or simply serve with a good salty hard cheese, cantaloupe and parma ham. Drink now.

5 STARS- Bob Campbell MW, April 2017
GOLD MEDAL – Six Nations Wine Challenge, October 2017


Domain Road Dry Riesling 2016

$26.00 $23.40

Pale straw with clear hues, our Water Race Riesling is a dry style with balanced crisp acidity. Aromas of lime and mandarin dominate on the nose with hints of floral and ginger. Lemon, lime and stonefruit flavours show on the palate leading to a long mineral finish. An excellent food wine, full of flavour, so it can hold its own against quite strong flavoured cuisine. Also excellent with fish and seafood.

5 STARS – Bob Campbell

95/100 – Wine Orbit


Domain Road Duffers Creek Riesling 2016

$26.00 $23.40

An off-dry style fermented cool in stainless steel tank after gentle whole bunch pressing.  Lifted aromas of melon and citrus fruit with honey and lemon on the nose.  A small amount of residual sweetness is well balanced and allows subtle flavours of lime and ginger on the palate.

GOLD MEDAL – Bragato 2017



Framingham Classic Riesling 2016

$26.00 $23.40

A classic New Zealand, off-dry style, with rich fruit and juicy acidity. Complex varietal characters of lemon citrus, mandarin and stone fruit with a long, mineral finish.  Harmless crystals may form in the bottle.  Made with certified organic grapes from the estate vineyard.


Hawkshead Riesling 2015

$29.00 $26.10

This Riesling is off-dry, and a true expression of the grape variety. It has spicy maraschino cherry, lime and pink grapefruit aromatics followed by a crushed rock mineral driven palate, showing a generous citrus flavor profile with a strong persistent finish.


Hunter’s Riesling 2017

$21.00 $19.95

The 2017 Riesling is a youthful off-dry wine exhibiting fresh lime, citrus and green apple characteristics with hints of tropical fruits. Its invigorating acidity supports the lively structure of the wine presenting floral notes and a strikingly long finish on the palate. Like its predecessors this wine will reward cellaring for the next 4 to 6 years.

5 STARS – Peter Saunders, Independent Author & Journalist, October 2017
4 STARS – Raymond Chan, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, October 2017


Johanneshof Cellars Riesling 2016

$26.00 $23.40

With floral notes and hints of honey tones and apricot, the wine has a luscious and full flavour. It displays citrus and lime characters with a beautifully balanced acidity in a full, harmonious culminating finish.


Johner Estate Riesling Wairarapa 2016

$25.00 $22.50

Wonderfully perfumed and aromatic Riesling with apricot, stone fruit and honey. Mouthwatering lime & peach flavours with crisp racy acids. A concentrated wine with excellent aging potential that flavours linger on, Made in a classic European style bursting with natural fruit sweetness.


Julicher Estate Riesling 2014

$26.00 $24.70

Aroma: Perfumed nose with pear, lemon, honey and a hint of stone fruit.

Palate: Mineral with flavours of lemon and honey. Textured and complex wine with balanced acidity and off-dry sweetness.


Locharburn Riesling 2013

$26.00 $23.40

Pure, pristine and delightful, the bouquet shows floral, lemon zest, stone fruit and a hint of flinty notes. Off-dry to taste, bold and up-front flavours of lemon and lime burst on the palate, showing depth and concentration, leading to a fabulous, mouth-watering nutty and mineral finish.


Main Divide Riesling 2014

$23.00 $20.70

The generous fruity aromas and flavours suggest citrus fruits, especially lemons, limes and orange zest, mixed with peaches and nectarines. These are intertwined with floral elements reminiscent of honeysuckle and frangipani. It is generous and mouth filling with spicy after-flavours of freshly crushed root ginger that help balance and draw out its lingering of dry/medium finish.

93 POINTS – Cameron Douglas MS, June 2017
5 STARS – Sam Kim, April 2016
4 STARS – Bob Campbell MW, June 2017
4 STARS – Michael Cooper, November 2016
4 STARS – Raymond Chan, May 2017


Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling 2014

$41.00 $36.90

On release the wine is a bright lemon-gold. The abundant aromas and flavours suggest ripe citrus fruits, especially limes and mandarins, yellow fleshed peaches, apricots, guavas and lychees. There is an overlay of comb honey, honeysuckle and jasmine. While rich, luscious and sweet there is a seam of minerality and tangy acidity that provided perfect balance and draw out the lingering aftertaste. With careful cellaring the wine should develop a range of other fascinating nuances.

5 STARS – Raymond Chan, December 2015

5 STARS – Bob Campbell MW, February 2016

94 POINTS – Cameron Douglas MS, November 2015

5 STARS – Yvonne Lorkin, April 2016



Te Mania Estate Riesling 2016

$23.00 $20.70

Fragrant floral honeysuckle aromas mixed with tangelo and apple notes. Delicious citrus, rock melon and pear with rich caramelised apple flavours. Hints of Turkish delight and rose petals. A smooth, textural wine with fine tannins and a long lingering finish.

4.5 STARS – Wine Orbit

Vegan + Certified Organic