Our Wines


We are passionate about creating high quality wines that surpass expectations with taste, enjoyment and value.  Our premium grapes are sourced from the world famous Marlborough wine growing region in New Zealand’s South Island, and the Hawke’s Bay region in the North Island, the oldest (and second largest) wine growing region in New Zealand.  All our wines and vineyards are certified as 100% sustainable by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.

 

Our portfolio includes:

Fern Ridge 2019 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Succulent, juicy and fresh, elegantly packed with ripe grapefruit and passionfruit flavors carrying through to a long mineral finish.

Enjoy this wine as an apertif, and serve with chicken (lemon chicken), Pacific Rim fare (spicy fish tacos), or seafood (try green lipped mussels steamed in Sauvignon Blanc and serve with coconut milk, lemon grass and chili broth).  Serve slightly chilled to experience maximum flavor.

5 stars from Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, who said:  “Instantly appealing on the nose showing kaffir lime, passionfruit and lemon peel aromas, followed by a vibrant palate that is intensely flavored and brightly expressed. A classic example with refreshing mouthfeel and excellent fruit purity offering terrific drinking.”

Winestate magazine said:  “This very fresh and lively wine is medium-bodied, with a punchy, aromatic bouquet. Strongly varietal, it is crisp and tangy, with very good vigor and depth of passionfruit, lime and green capsicum flavors.”

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Fern Ridge 2019 Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris

Inviting pear and lychee notes with a touch of spice make for an appealing nose.

This wine tastes delicious as a starter, with seafood (barbecued seared scallops), salad (barbecued nectarine prawn and squid salad), chicken (chili-lime chicken kebabs), and spicy cuisine (chicken tikka masala).  Serve slightly chilled to experience maximum flavor.

Michael Cooper has given this 4 stars, describing it as: “Attractively  scented, mouthfilling, vibrantly fruited and smooth. Bright, light lemon-green, it has generous peach, pear and spice flavors, showing very good vigor and depth, and a dry finish.”

93 points from Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, who said:  “Bright, fresh and beautifully fragrant, the wine shows ripe stone fruit, rockmelon, fresh pear and blossom aromas, followed by a succulent palate that is wonderfully rounded and flesh. It is elegant and flavorsome at the same time, finishing long and delectable.”

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Fern Ridge 2018 Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay

Delightfully fragrant, beautifully rounded with bright fruit flavors and a creamy mouthfeel and silky texture.

This wine is delicious on its own, with seafood (fish pan roasted in butter), pork (roast pork with crackling) and chicken (chicken and leek pie). Serve slightly chilled to experience maximum flavor.

Michael Cooper has given this 4 stars, describing it as: “Mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with a slightly creamy texture and good concentration of ripe, peachy, slightly biscuity flavors.”

90 points from Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, who said: “Youthfully charming and delightfully fragrant, the bouquet shows ripe peach, rockmelon and mandarin characters with nuances of vanilla and hazelnut. The palate is succulent and beautifully rounded, delivering bright fruit flavors together with creamy mouthfeel and silky texture, leading to a lingering delectable finish.”

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Fern Ridge 2018 Marlborough Pinot Noir

Juicy and bright on the palate with a silky friendly mouthfeel finishing long and smooth.

This wine is divine on its own, with poultry (duck confit with chopped juniper berries and garlic), and red meat (barbequed lamb topped with pomegranates).  Serve at room temperature to experience maximum flavour.

4.5 stars from Sam Kim (Wine Orbit), who said:  “Elegantly fruited and beautifully lifted on the nose showing spiced red cherry, strawberry, mixed spice and toasted nut characters. The palate is juicy and wonderfully rounded, delivering succulent fruit flavors together with subtle savory nuances backed by fine texture and polished tannins, finishing long and smooth.”

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