Submit Wine for Review

How to submit wine for review by JB, on the NZ Wine Directory Blog / Social Media.

I now taste and review about 200 wines each year, mainly New Zealand Wines, and over the last 15 years in excess of 2,600.

I don’t compare wines, or give points or stars but hope to offer my readers / followers my insight into each wine.

My notes are based on my experience of each wine: i.e. look, smell, taste and overall impressions.

Wines are reviewed and notes shared on the NZ Wine Directory social media & my personal Facebook page.

A link to your website is included so readers can take the opportunity to buy and try too.

Tasting notes are then archived on the NZ Wine Directory website by year. I keep a spreadsheet of all reviews back to 2009.

I use the Gabriel Glass for all my wine reviews.


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 / maturation processes, barrel aging etc.

I will provide an image for each wine reviewed and notes are shared on Instagram (3.3K followers) Facebook (5.5K 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’ 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, provide images for the wines, then publish a blog post on the NZ Wine Directory about your winery, vineyard & wines.

Notes / images will be shared on Instagram (3.3K followers) Facebook (5.5K followers) and my personal Facebook.

Please download & complete a copy of the SUBMISSION FORM and return with the wine samples. Where available please include technical notes on each wine as outlined above under free reviews.

A fee of NZ$140.00 +gst applies (up to 6 wines)

An invoice for Featured Wine Reviews will be sent from MYOB on completion.


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

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