Located in the picturesque Wairau Valley in the province of Marlborough, this family owned vineyard was founded in 1983 by Jane Hunter and her late husband Ernie. Since those early years, Jane had been owner, viticulturist and managing director of what has become one of New Zealand’s, most established wineries, Hunter’s Wines.
Continuing with the tradition of fermenting in older oak barrels, the fresh vibrant characters of the Sauvignon Blanc integrate with the French oak beautifully to produce white peach and lime aromas with hints of passionfruit and a grassy edge.
The palate is rich and full of body but balanced with the classic Marlborough acidity that we have all come to know and love.
Subtler oak notes (6 months) present themselves here along with the riper fruit flavour to give the wine interest and complexity. A great food wine, the 2017 vintage will continue to develop in character for many years to come.’Kaho Roa’ translates to ‘oak aged in Maori, New Zealand’s native language
Get to know it better with a pasta dish, spring vegetables and buttery or creamy sauce, or simply grilled or pan-fried salmon, scallops and lightly smoked fish such as smoked eel and trout