Hunter’s is a small owned estates, situated in the Wairau River Valley, Marlborough. Jane Hunter OBE is a highly trained viticulturist and together with the talents of her winemaker (and nephew) James MacDonald, Hunter’s wines has achieved an enviable reputation for producing some of the world’s finest Sauvignon Blancs.
All the vineyards at Hunter’s are certified sustainable, ensuring the methods being used are the safest possible for the environment, protecting the people that work and live within and around the vineyard and ultimately anyone who enjoys the wine.
The area produces grapes with a very complex and developed flavour, with intense varietal flavour – a hallmark of the Wairau River Valley. With over 80 gold medals awarded in competitions, both nationally and internationally, the Hunter’s range is of exceptional calibre.
James MacDonald is meticulous in his winemaking approach, creating a unique style based on the intense and very pure fruit characteristics typical of the region’s wines. Hunter’s create quality wines that never cease to inspire.
The name Hukapapa comes from the Maori language and literally translates to mean frost/ice.
Juice from specially selected fruit was freeze concentrated and carefully vinified to produce a wine showing Riesling characters with a rich sweet palate balanced by natural acidity.
This wine has wonderful aromas of lime, orange and stone fruit on the nose. The luscious palate has concentrated honeyed, citrus, marmalade flavours with a long lingering finish.
Fab with nachos & melted cheese with jalapeño & freshly squeezed lime juice, antipasto, tripe, spring rolls or fruit salad