New Zealand Wine Tasting - Biodynamic & Organic Wines - The Living Vine

Date: Apr 25/13, Thu     Time: 04:30:00-06:30:00     Style: Drop-In

New Zealand Wine Tasting - Brought to us by our friends at The Living Vine Inc. - Fourteen (14!) wines selected from six new exciting Biodynamic & Organic New Zealand wineries.

Wineries & wines sampled at this tasting included:


Ant Moore

Ant Moore has vinified some of Marlborough’s most famous wines and now farms his own estate vineyards on elevated terraces in Spy Valley and Awatere. Minimal handling with some vineyards in conversion to organic.

Wines tasted:

2012 Ant Moore Signature Sauvignon Blanc - $23.95
2010 Ant Moore Signature Pinot Noir - $29.95



An organically farmed 23ha estate on elevated schist gravel terraces, near Wanaka where the glacier exited the valley. Highly mineral-rich soils produce rich, lush, flavourful wines.

Wines tasted:

2010 Archangel Pinot Noir - $39.95
2011 Archangel Riesling - $26.95

Terra Sancta

In the heart of the most prestigious sub-region in Central Otago. Terra Sancta’s vineyards lie on prime north- facing schist slopes on Felton Road, with mountains behind and a glacial blue river in front. The most exciting new estate in NZ. Organically farmed.

Wines tasted:

2011 Terra Sancta Estate Pinot Noir - $39.95
2011 Terra Sancta Jackson Pinot Noir - $49.95


Organically farmed schist terraces, tended by loving owners. The 2010 vintage is only the second release, and is a stunning wine. Pure, dark & deep, with great complexity and tannic structure. Highly recommended.

Wines tasted:

2010 Tosq Pinot Noir - $44.95



Ostler is the leading estate in Waitaki Valley, NZ’s coldest wine region. North-facing limestone and schist hillsides, long seasons and gentle handling in the winery result in concentrated, ethereal, truly cool climate wines. Highly recommended.

Wines tasted:

2011 Ostler Riesling Lakeside - $34.95
2011 Ostler Pinot Gris Lakeside - $37.95
2011 Ostler Pinot Gris Audrey’s - $39.95
2009 Ostler Pinot Noir Caroline - $39.95


Cambridge Road

Arguably New Zealand’s most talented young Vigneron, Lance farms his estate bio-dynamically and vinifies naturally, producing a stable of beautiful, pure and thrilling wines. His approach is both wild and classical. Cult wine.

Wines tasted:

2011 Cambridge Road Animus Pinot Noir - $56.95
2009 Cambridge Road Pinot Noir - $74.95
2010 Cambridge Road Pinot Noir - $105.95

A good time had by all!






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