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 2015 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Succulent, juicy and fresh, elegantly packed with ripe grapefruit and passionfruit flavours 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 flavour.

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5 stars from Sam Kim (Wine Orbit), who said:  “It is intensely aromatic on the nose displaying passionfruit, mango, lime zest and dill characters, followed by a powerfully expressed palate that is juicy and flavoursome.”

Winestate magazine said:  “Weighty and smooth, this ripe, tropical fruit-flavoured wine has melon and passionfruit notes to the fore, with a touch of herbaceousness.  Fresh, lively and dry.”

FR 2015 PG bottle emailFern Ridge 2015 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 flavour.

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90 points from senior wine judge, Sam Kim of Wine Orbit, who said:  “It is youthful and inviting on the nose showing nectarine, pear, passionfruit and lemon peel aromas, followed by a juicy palate that is lively and refreshing.  The wine offers excellent fruit purity and intensity with nuances of floral and spice notes.”

 

Fern Ridge 2014 Marlborough Sauvignon BlancFern Ridge 2014 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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

This wine is delicious as an apertif, with chicken (chicken and sage skewers), salads (fresh tomato and basil salad), and beautifully complements Asian cuisine (raw fish salad infused with coconut cream and limes).  Serve slightly chilled to experience maximum flavour.

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5 stars from Sam Kim (Wine Orbit), who said:  “The inviting bouquet shows stone fruit, feijoa and musk characters with a touch of herbaceous notes.”

17/20 points from Raymond Chan, who said:  “Bright, even straw-yellow colour with pale green hues on rim. This has a fresh and elegant nose with aromatic gooseberry fruit entwined with subtle tropical fruit, lime and grassy notes. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly proportioned and accessible with lifted, aromatic gooseberry, citrus and white floral fruits. The palate has good intensity and a softly concentrated core, along with mouthwatering acidity providing a gentle liveliness and linearity. The flavours carry through to a long, lingering, delicately nuanced finish of gooseberries and passionfruit. This is an elegant, aromatic and accessible Sauvignon Blanc with a soft and lively palate.”

 

Fern Ridge 2014 Hawke's Bay Pinot GrisFern Ridge 2014 Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris

Rich textures flow into flavours of pear and quince, leading to a crisp clean dry finish.

This wine drinks very well as a starter, with seafood (prawn and corn fritters), chicken (spicy chicken tortillas), and spicy Asian cuisine (Indian spiced lamb cutlets).  Serve slightly chilled to experience maximum flavour.

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5 stars from Sam Kim (Wine Orbit), who said:  “The fabulously aromatic nose shows yellow peach, mango, pear and floral characters, leading to a succulent and rounded palate that’s beautifully weighted and richly textured, well supported by whispering sweetness and refreshing acidity.”

17.5-/20 points from Raymond Chan, who said: “Bright, very pale straw-yellow colour, lighter on rim. The nose is gently voluminous with good depth of aromatic, ripe yellow stonefruits with yellow floral and savoury spice nuances adding interest. A steely, minerally freshness enlivens the nose. Off-dry to dry in taste and medium-bodied, light white and yellow stonefruit flavours are nuanced by savoury florals and a suggestion of honeysuckle. The palate is rounded with discreet acidity providing good balance and freshness. The mouthfeel grows in presence and finely managed phenolic textures guide the wine to a sustained, subtly-flavoured finish with good vinosity. This is a subtly-flavoured dryish Pinot Gris with good weight, presence and vinosity.”

 

Fern Ridge 2014 Marlborough Pinot NoirFern Ridge 2014 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.

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4 stars from Sam Kim (Wine Orbit), who said:  “The palate is juicy and bright, and offers silky, friendly mouthfeel, finishing long and smooth.”

17/20 points from Raymond Chan, who said: “Bright, even, ruby-red colour with some depth, and lighter purple hues on edge. The nose is fresh, primary-fruited and uncomplicated with aromas of raspberry fruit, red liquorice and fruit pastille confectionary suggesting whole berry fermentation. Some liquorice and herb nuances emerge with aeration. Medium-bodied, bright, plush, sweet fruit flavours of ripe raspberries and red cherry fruit are the feature on palate. Whole berry fermentation lift and confectionary notes add brightness to the primary fruit expression. The fruit is supported by supple, fine grainy tannin structure with discreet acidity adding to the juiciness and energy. The wine flows to a plush, succulent, aromatic finish. This is an up-front, juicy, primary-fruited Pinot Noir with flavours of ripe raspberries and a supple mouthfeel.”

 

Fern Ridge 2013 Marlborough Sauvignon BlancFern Ridge 2013 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

A burst of concentrated passionfruit and grapefruit flavours leads to superb fruit richness and a long textural mouth feel with a clean limey dry finish.

This wine is delicious as a starter, with long lunches, and seafood or chicken dinners, and beautifully complements Asian cusine.  Serve slightly chilled to experience maximum flavour.

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4.5 stars from Sam Kim (Wine Orbit), who said:  “It’s beautifully fragrant on the nose displaying passionfruit, peach, feijoa and subtle herbaceous aromas, followed by a succulent palate that’s intense and vibrant.  It’s long and satisfying.”

17.5+/20 points from Raymond Chan, who said: “Brilliant pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, lighter on rim. The bouquet is elegant and finely bound, revealing ethereal aromas of gooseberries, passionfruit, limes and white florals that grow in volume. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, elegantly concentrated fruit flavours of gooseberries entwined with passionfruit form a core with fine phenolic textures and linearity. The mouthfeel is fresh and lively with thirst-quenching acidity. The palate has presence and excellent tension that is carried to a textured, dry and lingering finish. This is a tightly bound, elegant and fresh Sauvignon Blanc with a fine, dry and thirst-quenching mouthfeel.”