Fine Wines of New Zealand 2019 Announced

Fine Wines Of New Zealand 2019 have been announced.

New Zealand produces a range of world-class wines, renowned for their purity, vibrancy and unique characteristics.  The result of an annual search, Fine Wines of New Zealand is curated by eight of New Zealand’s leading wine experts — Masters of Wine Alastair Maling, Emma Jenkins, Michael Brajkovich, Sam Harrop, Simon Nash, Steve Smith and David Allen along with Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas.

How do they get to this finding?

The Search

Each of the panel members is charged with a specific wine variety. Submissions are sought from the wine industry and the panel members put forward their recommendation of what they consider to be the finest examples within each of their respective varietals.

Group Tasting

These wines are then presented to the rest of the panel at the group tasting. Here, each of the wines are tasted blind and robustly debated with a refined selection called back from the initial offering to be re-tasted, this time with supporting back vintages.

Collective Agreement

Those wines that make it through to the group tasting are then once again tasted blind along with the existing Fine Wines to ensure a consistent standard of quality. Each wine is discussed in detail and only those wines that are collectively agreed upon, make the annual list.

Here is the list for 2019.


Deutz Blanc de Blanc Vintage

Nautilus Cuvee Marlborough Brut

No. 1 Reserve Marlborough Methode Traditionelle

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Vintage


Dry River Lovat Gewurztraminer

Dry River Pinot Gris

Felton Road Block 1 Riesling

Felton Road Dry Riesling

Framingham F series Riesling Kabinett

Framingham Wines ‘F’ Gewürztraminer

Fromm Spatlese Riesling

Greystone Pinot Gris

Johanneshof Cellars Gewürztraminer

Misha’s Vineyard “Limelight” Riesling

Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris

Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Riesling

Prophet’s Rock Pinot Gris

Te Whare Ra Toru SV5182

Sauvignon Blanc


Brancott Estate Letter Series B

Cloudy Bay Te Koko

Dog Point


Saint Clair Reserve Wairau

Te Mata Cape Crest

Tohu Single Vineyard


Villa Maria Southern Clays Single Vineyard


Clearview Estate Reserve

Dog Point

Felton Road Block 2


Kumeu River Hunting Hill

Kumeu River Mate’s Vineyard

Neudorf Moutere

Neudorf Rosie’s Block

Sacred Hill Riflemans

Vidal Legacy

Villa Maria Keltern Vineyard


Framingham Wines Noble Riesling

Giesen ‘The Brothers’ Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc

Pegasus Bay Encore

Villa Maria Reserve Noble Botrytis Riesling

Pinot Noir

Ata Rangi

Auntsfield Single Vineyard

Bell Hill

Burn Cottage

Craggy Range Aroha

Doctors Flat

Dry River

Escarpment Kupe

Felton Road Block 3

Felton Road Block 5

Grasshopper Rock



Lowburn Ferry Home Block

Martinborough Vineyard Home Block


Neudorf Moutere

Peregrine Wines

Rippon Tinker’s Field

Rockburn Barrels

Te Kairanga John Martin

Valli Gibbston


Craggy Range Le Sol

Te Mata Estate Bullnose

Trinity Hill Homage

Villa Maria Reserve

Bordeaux Style

Esk Valley The Terraces

Stonyridge Vineyard Larose

Te Mata Estate Coleraine

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels ‘The Gimblett’

Villa Maria Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

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