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Great Reviews By Christopher Null of Drinkhacker

Drinkhacker, Christopher Null

We're excited about these recent wine reviews by Christopher Null included in his "Tasting Report; Wines of New Zealand." 

2015 Mt. Beautiful Riesling      A 
"really fresh, surprisingly pretty with light florals, honey, and spice"

2014 Mt. Beautiful Pinot Noir     B 
"chewy, some flab; lightly spicy"

2015 Mt. Beautiful Chardonnay     B 
"classic new world whie, modest oak and vanilla notes"

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1st Vintage of Rose Receives 94 Point / 4 Star Review

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Reviewed by Bob Campbell MW

94 Points, 4 stars 

2016 Mt. Beautiful Rose
Pinot noir rosé from juice pressed off to barrel and tank after a small amount of skin contact. Quite intense and appealing wine with charming strawberry and watermelon flavours leading to a gently spicy finish. Lovely purity and an ethereal texture.” 

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Check What Planet Grape Wine Review Says About Our Wines!

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91 Points 

2016 Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc 
Vividly fruity, lightly herby, spicy and fresh with notes of lime zest, peach, mango, pineapple rind, spring pea and thai red chile skin.

92 Points 

2014 Mt. Beautiful Pinot Noir

Fresh, delicate, supple and shy with notes of strawberry, cherry, pink and yellow rose, moss, mushroom and cedar. Long raspberry rose finish.

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Silver Medal Awarded at Texsom Int'l Wine Awards

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The 2017 Awards represented the breadth of the wine world with entries from 25 states and 25 countries totaling nearly 3,200 entries. The entries were blind-tasted and judges by 67 internationally renowned industry influencers from 10 countries. Suggested retail pricing of medal-winning entries ranged from $2.99 to $770. Vintages spanned 75 years with the oldest being 1941. The diversity of the Awards provides an array of choice for all beverage enthusiasts.

Our 2014 Mt. Beautiful Pinot Noir was the only Pinot Noir from the North Canterbury region and out of 18 total Pinots entered from all of New Zealand, only four rated higher. 

Needless to say we are quite proud of our Silver Medal! 

2014 Mt. Beautiful Pinot Noir - $24.99 - Purchase

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Palate Press Awards 2015 Riesling 90 Points!

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Palate Press, February 2017, Becky Sue Epstein


What We’re Drinking – 2015 Mt. Beautiful North Canterbury Riesling

90 POINTS!

"Delightfully easy to drink yet balanced. I don’t want to get too labored with the description of this full-flavored, minerally, off-dry Riesling wine. So I’ll just say that the citrus notes range from orange to grapefruit with tinges of honey, flowing from aroma to palate to finish. We enjoyed it with appetizers of crabmeat in puff pastry."

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Be a Good Bugger!

Our local community of Cheviot has come together to develop this campaign to support local businesses that are hurting after the closure of State Highway 1 North of Kaikoura. 

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Two Excellent Reviews by Cameron Douglas MS

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TheShout, January 2017

Our 2015 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines were just reviewed in New Zealand based TheShout magazine by Cameron Douglas MS.  

91 Points

2015 Mt. Beautiful Chardonnay 
Fine bouquet of sweet, ripe stone fruit and apple all dipping in newish oak with vanilla and wood aromas, some mineral and wild flowers and a touch of wild honey add depth and complexity. On the palate – juicy, fresh, ripe, warm and dry; flavours of citrus before stone fruit, noticeable wood spice with mild tannins, medium acidity and a fairly lengthy finish; decent complexity and desirable flavours. Serve cool to serve; drink now and through 2022.

91 Points

2015 Mt. Beautiful Pinot Noir 
Very fruity, ripe and varietal bouquet with dark cherry and raspberry fruits, plum and wild red florals, mineral and toasty wood tones. Very youthful and tense on the nose, but with complexity leading to high expectations on the palate. Mineral, plums, dark cherry and wild berry fruit flavours, dry and spicy with toasty wood tones; medium+ tannin impact with velvet to course silk textures; youthful, tense and lengthy. A wine requiring cellar time and some peace and quiet to find harmony – which it will. Decant for service, best drinking from 2018 through 2026.

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