Submit Wine for Review

How to submit your wines for review by JB, on the NZ Wine Directory & Social Media.

I have tasted and reviewed in excess of 2,100 mainly New Zealand Wines over the last 15 years or so. I don’t compare wines, or give points or stars but hope to offer my readers / followers some insight into each wine, and provide a link so they may take the opportunity to buy and try on my recommendation.

Wines are reviewed and notes shared on the NZ Wine Directory social media & my personal Facebook page. Tasting notes are then archived on the NZ Wine Directory website each year.

I use the Gabriel Glass for all my wine tastings and reviews, and notes are based on my experience of each wine: i.e. look, smell, taste and overall impression. Scroll down to read about me.


Please download and complete a SUBMISSION FORM & return it with your wines, including winemakers notes for each wine e.g. Vines, clones, vineyard practices, harvesting, wine-making and aging processes etc.

I will provide a ‘hero image’ for each wine reviewed and my notes are shared on social media – Instagram (3.1K followers) and Facebook (5.4K followers) and my personal Facebook. Free wine reviews are completed in order of receipt of the samples arriving.


If you’d like to upgrade to a ‘Featured Wine Review’ on please indicate on the submission form. Featured wines are prioritized and reviewed on receipt of wines, ahead of free reviews.

I will review up to 6 wines, publish a blog post on the NZ Wine Directory about your winery, vineyard & wines, and share on Facebook & Instagram. Please download & complete a copy of the SUBMISSION FORM and return with the wine samples. Where available please include technical notes on each wine.

A fee of NZ$139.00 +gst applies. An invoice for Featured Wine Reviews will be sent from MYOB on completion of Featured Wine Reviews.


Please courier samples to the following address. Let me know when the samples are on the way by sending tracking information or by message / email. I will let you know immediately on their safe arrival. If any wines are corked or damaged I’ll contact you about replacements.

John Bartlett – Wine Reviews
15 Hamua Place
Waitara 4320
Taranaki, New Zealand

Submit Your Wine or Wines for Review

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