VH Winery Website:
Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
(Volcanic Hills in New Zealand)
Some winemakers have the luxury of walking out of their Château and into the vineyards right outside their door. Others, well, why make wine from grapes only in your vineyard when you can bring the grapes you want ... to you?
Rather than be pigeonholed in a single area, Brent Park and Sean Beer, the winemakers at VH Winery, travel 1,700 miles during harvest season each year. The trip begins at the Southern-most tip of New Zealand's South Island and takes them on a journey through the entire country to select the best grapes that New Zealand has to offer to produce their wines.
With over 10,000 visitors to their cellar door each year, it’s no wonder that their wines continue to amaze. While each wine has its own unique reputation, for us it’s the Pinot Noir which truly distinguishes itself, “stemming” from grapes found only in New Zealand’s oldest vineyard.
The following wines are currently imported:
New Zealand Pinot Gris
Producer of the Year
2016 New York International Wine Competition
Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Long persistent palate weight with a clean, tangy lime acidity, refreshingly zingy and luscious with a delicate crisp finish. Fresh intensely concentrated aromas of green gooseberry and fresh passionfruit, infused with grapefruit and lime skin.
Pinot Gris 2015
A subtle soft richness, overlying honey and golden delicious apples, leads to an excellent structure. Fleshy nectarine lead by fine acidity, a degree of spiciness and a refreshingly dry finish. Concentrated aromas of pear and golden delicious apples, leads to an excellent structure, fleshy nectarine lead by fine acidity, a degree of spiciness and a refreshingly dry finish.
Bob Campbell, MW
Pinot Noir 2014
A rich round almost gumminess with excellent structure and concentration lead by find acidity, plump tannins and a quantity of savoury spice offering a lasting elegant finish. Fresh vibrant aromas of red cherries infused with plum and raspberry, complemented by lifted hints of spice and wild herbs.