New Zealand & Australian Wines
Far from home but close to our hearts, New Zealand and Australian have been havens for adventurous styles. While you might think of specific styles from the continent, there’s a growing range of unexpected bottles hitting the market including crisp whites, juicy reds, and unique sparklers.
Read on for up-and-coming wines from Down Under with these stellar picks from our staff.
A classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that is kosher, too. Bright, fresh, and clean with a dry finish, try it for a summer picnic or Passover dinner. – Josh Mizrahi, Wine & Spirits Consultant
Walsh & Sons “Felix” Syrah $36.96
You might be surprised that some Australian Syrah (or Shiraz) are elegant, cool-climate gems. Take this beauty from the Margaret River: darkly fruited, combining power and freshness with Rhone-style aromas of violets, white pepper, and cured meat. – Jon Miner, Wine & Spirits Consultant
The perfect party sparkler! Old world elegance meets contemporary style in this stunning Pinot Noir/Chardonnay blend from Central Otago. – Gwen Connors, Wine & Spirits Consultant
Sandy Cove Sauvignon Blanc $12.96
This well-priced gem is perfect for a zesty salad, beet and goat cheese dish, or even with some garlic shrimp! Crisp, refreshing citrus aromas and mouth-filling texture will push all the right buttons leaving you and company satisfied. – Steven Bowles, Wine & Spirits Consultant
I love Littorai wines from the Sonoma Coast, though they don’t fit into my everyday wine budget. Fortunately, Ted Lemon is the winemaker for both Littorai and Burn Cottage! This is an exquisite Pinot Noir from Central Otago that will be empty before you know it, so buy at least two bottles! – Bambi Ray, Sales Manager