Accolades
   

2001 PINOT NOIR

“A real fruit bomb, this North Canterbury red has bold colour and a richly fruity boquet. The palate is sturdy and crammed with sweet, ripe, plummy fruit flavours. French oak - aged for 10 months, it’s still very youthful; open mid 2003 +. NZ$39.”
**** rating
Michael Cooper - Winestate Magazine July/Aug 2002

“Fiddler’s Green is a Waipara vineyard that produced its first pinot from the 2000 vintage. This 2001 wine suggests Fiddler’s Green Pinot Noir has a great future. The first striking impression of this wine is of deep red colour and a rich boquet, with a trace of essential oil. The herbal quality is absorbed as the wine opens up to reveal smooth depths of sweet ripeness. This is the floral and fleshy face of pinot noir. It may turn feral with age, as Burgundy does, but right now it’s dark-eyed, demure and buxom.”
Tim Harris - NZ Weekend Herald, July 20-21, 2002

Awarded a silver medal at the 2002 Bragato Wine Awards held in Christchurch, New Zealand, September 2002.

“The epitome of what will make Waipara world famous one day soon - fragrant, charming, sexy and expensive. It smells deliciously feral and alive with appealing fruit that reminds me of those little red-fleshed Christmas plums, and it tastes like it too. It is the feel of this wine that gets you really going, however, suave seductively soft and lingering on like a gentle pinot breeze. Completely indulgent, with some serious construction to keep red wine technocrats appeased. Price NZ$39.”
Keith Stewart - New Zealand Listener magazine, October 12-18, 2002 (page 44)

Awarded a Gold Medal and Trophy for the Champion Pinot Noir at the New Zealand Wine Society 50th Royal Easter Show, Auckland, February 2003. Described by James Halliday of Australia, the Deputy Chairman of judges of the show, "as a wine of elegenace and that was why it was the top Pinot Noir".


 

2001 PINOT NOIR
 2002 PINOT NOIR
 2003 PINOT NOIR
 2004 PINOT NOIR
 2006 PINOT NOIR
 2009 PINOT NOIR
 2001 CHARDONNAY
 2002 CHARDONNAY
 2004 CHARDONNAY
 2006 CHARDONNAY
 2008 CHARDONNAY
 2001 RIESLING
 2002 RIESLING
 2004 RIESLING
 2005 DRY RIESLING
 2006 RIESLING
 2007 RIESLING
 2008 CLASSIC RIESLING
 2008 DRY RIESLING
 2009 CLASSIC RIESLING
 2002 SAUVIGNON BLANC
 2007 SAUVIGNON BLANC
 2010 SAUVIGNON BLANC