BOB CAMPBELL'S 'NEW ZEALAND'S TOP 20' - DOG POINT #1 & GREYSTONE # 12
BOB CAMPBELL MW has been folliwng the wines of his homland for four decades. He gives his verdict on the country's leading estates.
'Selecting my top 20 New Zealand wineries, with a wine from each, proved a fascinating assignment. Should I just select my top 20 wines and feature the producer of each? Perhaps I'd be better choosing winemakers who achieve the highest standard across their range? Winemakers with a long history of quality wines possibly deserve special merit, but wouldn't readers really want to learn abou the hot new faces?' ... 'I started by listing my top wine producers, considering overall quality across thie range as well as their star wines.'
Within Bob's final Top 20 list were two wineries proudly distributed by red+white cellar
# 1 - Dog Point Vineyard, Marlborough Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (5 Stars, 19/20)
# 12 - Greystone Wines, Waipara Late Harvest Riesling 2009 (5 Stars, 19/20)
- Bob Campbell MW, Decanter Magazine, September 2010