gold medal

"90 Points - A zesty, mouth-watering New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with classic aromas of gooseberry, nettle and guava, with some herbal notes on the finish. Medium-bodied with terrific acidity for a wide range of dishes, from fresh seafood to spinach quiche."

Natalie MacLean, www.nataliemaclean.com, Canada, March 2015

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

"The latest vintage of one of Canada’s bestselling white wines. Crisp and elegant; a great kiwi buy. Pale, straw green in colour and highly aromatic, with lots of lively fruit characters. Concentrated lemon citrus, passion fruit and tropical fruit flavours, with a vibrant lingering finish. Great sipper, and excellent with oysters and fish."

Nick Lees, Edmonton Journal, Canada, March 2010

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009

"A perennial favorite, this pale-straw coloured wine has concentrated aromas of citrus, gooseberry and tropical fruits. Tangy and refreshing, the aromas replay on the palate underlain with soft vegetal and mineral notes. Light-medium bodied, the flavours are very consistent delivering a bright long-lasting finish. It’s a wonderful match with sole, halibut or your favorite goat cheese recipe."

Susan Desjardins, www.winecurrent.com, March 2010

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009

"The young New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs are more lemon-lime grapefruit than green pepper. This is a particularly vibrant example. It tastes like very ripe grapes, filled with sunshine. Dottie immediately thought of oysters on the half-shell and added “Every seafood restaurant in the world should have this on the wine list."

Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, The Wall Street Journal, USA, December 2009

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009

"New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is a go-to summer wine, especially to pair with green vegetables. This balanced bottling ‚Äì a midpoint between the grassy, pungent style and a more fruit-driven approach holds it’s own with pricier wines."

Lynne Char Bennett, The San Francisco Chronicle, United States, June 2009

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009

"Always a bit racy, with added complexity from tropical nuances. Classic gooseberry, lime juice and lemongrass aromas with a hint of guava. The flavours show citrus peel, with hints of grapefruit, mango and gooseberry. Zesty stuff. Food suggestion: Oysters rockefeller, shellfish."

Gord Stimmell, www.thestar.com, Canada, May 2009

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008

"Plenty of grass, gooseberries and passion fruit on the nose and palate. Crisp and refreshing it would make a zesty aperitif or partner to warm king prawn salad."

Jonathan Ray, The Daily Telegraph, United Kingdom, April 2009

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008

"There you go. Australia’s most popular white wine stood out in the blind tastings I conducted for this issue thanks to its perfumed, almost viognier-like floral lift and ripe, attractive gooseberry fruit flavours. Easy to see why it’s become such a hit."

Max Allen, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Australia, January 2009

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008

"This wine from Marlborough in New Zealand seems obvious in its oyster-mating abilities. In fact, this latest vintage has green vegetal, herbal overtones that remind me of raw peas or even seaweed. Forward in personality, it’s crisp with lots of tangy herbaceous lime flavour. If you’re a timid eater of oysters, this is your salvation as it will blanket but not clash with their taste."

Margaret Swaine, National Post, Canada, March 2008

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007

"Fresh, fragrant and mixes biting tropical flavour with a grassy softness. It makes your mouth feel alive the moment it hits. It’s part of a NZ charge; sales of their sav blanc jumped a whopping 30 per cent last year. Top up, anyone"

Campbell Mattinson, Sunday Telegraph and Sunday Herald Sun, Australia, November 2008

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008

"The legions of fans who have made Oyster Bay one of the leading Kiwi brands on the Australian market will be delighted with the latest release. It’s a genuine crowd-pleaser, a bold expression of Marlborough sauvignon boasting fresh passion fruit and tropical fruit flavours with hints of cut grass and citrus."

Paddy Kendler, Herald Sun, Australia, November 2008

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2008

“If you want to taste the prototypical New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, visit your local Vintages outlet and pick up a bottle of Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2007. The wine is quite pale in colour, but don’t be fooled by its pallor. It has an intense gooseberry, green leaf and asparagus nose that leaps out of the glass and grabs you by the… nostrils. I had it with blackened scallops and it was delicious or it’ll work well with goat’s cheese.

Tony Aspler, www.tonyaspler.com and 680 Radio News, Canada, January 2008

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2007

"89 Points - Top Value from New Zealand. Bright and zingy, with lime, lime peel, green apple and a whiff of herbs as the tart finish sails on and on."

Wine Spectator, USA, November 2005

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2005

"Here comes another of those zany, zesty Sauv Blancs from the most famous winemaking area in Kiwiland. This attractively-priced Oyster Bay wine is loaded with lots of lively, penetrating fruit characters, a rich concentration of tropical and gooseberry flavors, and an abundant New Zealand bouquet. As these guys say: ‘Sometimes the world really is your oyster,’… and we believe em."

The Wine House, United States, December 2005

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2005

"90 Points - The Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004 from Marlborough, New Zealand (90 points $19) is a harbinger of much more to come from this region and may cause nervousness among Australian sauvignon winemakers who charge rather more for their wines. It has fragrant crystal-clear passionfruit and lemon blossom aromas, delicate but intense fruit flavours and excellent overall balance."

Natalie MacLean, www.nataliemaclean.com, Canada

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004

“If you want to buy branded wines, two countries’ products stand out: Chile and New Zealand. From NZ, is 2006 Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc which is a textbook Sauvignon Blanc.

Tim Atkin, The Observer, United Kingdom, August 2007

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006

"91 Points - Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2004 ($19): …This is such a fabulously enjoyable drink. Packed to the gills with passionfruit and lychee flavours with wrings of lemon and lime keeping it tight, it is a drink I could tuck into all summer long. Drink now."

Campbell Mattinson, Winefront Monthly, Australia, July 2004

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004

"5 Stars"

A La Carte Magazine, Austria, November 2004

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004

"5 Stars - This bright and bouncy young NZ dry white is a delightful expression of its grape variety with vibrant passionfruit, nectarine and lychee characters infused with fresh acidity. For serious dining, one might opt for a complex chardonnay but for casual meals, most Asian cuisines and all manner of seafoods, the Kiwis have the ideal wine: Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Enjoy."

Paddy Kendler, Herald Sun, Australia, August 2004

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004

"90 Points - The Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004 from Marlborough, New Zealand (90 points $19) is a harbinger of much more to come from this region and may cause nervousness among Australian sauvignon winemakers who charge rather more for their wines. It has fragrant crystal-clear passionfruit and lemon blossom aromas, delicate but intense fruit flavours and excellent overall balance."

James Halliday, The Weekend Australian, Australia, July 2004

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004

90 POINTS – BEST BUY

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015, Wine Enthusiast 2015

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014, TexSom International Wine Competition 2015

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014, TexSom International Wine Competition 2015

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014, China Wine Spirit Awards 2014

TOP 110 WINNING WINE

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Vancouver Magazine International Wine Competition 2014

CLASS CHAMPION

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Houston Rodeo Wine Competition 2014

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013, The China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2014

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012, International Wine for Oysters Competition 2012

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2012

GOLD MEDAL (2ND RUNNDER UP TO GRAND CHAMPION)

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2006, International Wines for Oysters Competition 2006

GOLD MEDAL (BEST OF SHOW WHITE TABLE WINE)

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2003, Toronto Wine & Cheese Show 2004

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 1996, International Wine Challenge 1997

TOP 100

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 1990, Sydney International Winemakers’ Competition 1991

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 1990, International Wine & Spirit Competition 1991

MARQUIS DE GOULAINE TROPHY

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 1990, International Wine & Spirit Competition 1991

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Cincinnati Wine Festival Competition 2014

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2014, China Wine and Spirits Awards 2016

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015, SAKURA Japan Women's Wine Awards 2016

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016

"89 Points - A lovely, balanced New Zealand Chardonnay with attractive aromas of green apple and smoke. Medium- to almost full-bodied with nice acidity for roast chicken or turkey."

Natalie Maclean, Canada, February 2015

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2013

"This expressive white from New Zealand has an attractive toasty oak bouquet from seasoned French barriques. On the palate, the oak is balanced nicely with tangy fruit and just the right amount of acidity. Medium bodied and fruit forward with a creamy texture; it’s distinctive and elegant — good with poultry, cheesy pastas, black cod."

Margaret Swaine, National Post, Canada October 2011

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2011

"89 Points - This medium-bodied white is deftly balanced. The texture is silky-creamy, supporting fresh peach, subtle oak and zippy green-apple acidity. It’s versatile and could span the gamut from shellfish to salmon to roast chicken to grilled pork chops."

Beppi Crosariol, Globe and Mail, Canada, September 2011

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2011

"Ripe, clean and vibrant.  Lime and peach, medium bodied with passionfruit palate."

Judging Panel, International Wine Challenge, London, May 2011

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2009

“88 Points - Editors Choice.”

Wine Enthusiast, USA, April 2010

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2009

“Stylish, full-bodied wine with vibrant, citrusy, peachy flavours, a subtle seasoning of biscuity oak and excellent harmony and richness.”

Michael Cooper, Listener, New Zealand, October 2009

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2009

“A fruit-driven Marlborough of real charm and drink-now appeal. It has stone-fruit aromas with a touch of gooseberry and a hint of butter. The palate is crisp and tangy, with lively Chablis-like structure and fresh acidity. Drink soon. BEST IMPORTED WINE 91/100”

Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, May 2008

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2007

“Elegant lemon citrus with overtones of hazelnut, delicate toasty butter and vanilla on the nose. Lively crisp green fruit, fresh citrus and a hint of tropical fruit in the mouth, with tart acidic grip and light nutty butter tones on the finish. Stylish cool-climate New World Chardonnay”

Sean Wood, The Chronicle Herald, Canada, February 2008

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2007

"92 Points. There’s a lot of rubbish coming from Marlborough now, as the crasser Kiwis milk it for all it’s worth. Oyster Bay seems to remain reliable and inexpensive. This is creamy, delicate Chardonnay, modestly oaked, nicely chubby with puppy fat, but dry and velvety in the finish, and fine and fairly elegant overall."

Philip White, The Advertiser, Australia, April 2006

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2005

"5 stars."

A La Carte Magazine, Austria, November 2004

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2004

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2013, China Wine & Spirits Awards - Best Value 2014

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2013, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014

Top 100 Score Chasers New Zealand & Australia

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2009, Wine Enthusiast Magazine 2011

BEST VALUE WHITE WINE UNDER £12

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2009, International Wine Challenge 2011

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2009, International Wine Challenge 2011

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2005, San Francisco Wine Competition 2006

BLUE GOLD – TOP 100

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 2002, Sydney International Wine Competition 2004

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 1994, International Wine & Spirit Competition 1995

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Chardonnay 1992, International Wine Challenge 1993

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Chardonnay 2015, Japan Wine Challenge 2016

"90 Points - Zippy and refreshing with aromas of lime and grapefruit. Ends on an up note of lime and lemon zest and springtime energy. Bone-dry with lime lift through the mid-palate. Good mouth-watering acidity for seafood or an aperitif. Pinot Grigio food pairings: grilled lake fish, garden salad, shellfish, chicken cacciatore, spaghetti."

Natalie MacLean, www.nataliemaclean.com, Canada, June 2015

Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Pinot Gris 2014

“89 Points - A lovely, velvet-smooth pinot noir with classic notes of ripe cherries. Closed with a screwcap. Pair with: chicken, pork, salmon, paté.”

Natalie MacLean, www.nataliemaclean.com, Canada, February 2016

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir

"91 Points - Toasty oak on the nose wraps around fleshy ripe black cherry aromas that become lusciously mouth-filling in flavour on the palate. Full-bodied, mouth-watering juicy and smooth with a great finish. New Zealand Pinot Noir offers that unique combination of fleshy fruit and zingy juiciness. Smoky and black cherry notes with some dark spice on the finish. Terrific with a wide range of dishes, especially grilled chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: planked salmon, barbecued duck, veggie mushroom burger, frittata."

Natalie MacLean, www.nataliemaclean.com, Canada, August 2015

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

“At 50,000 cases imported, this must be one of the most ubiquitous New Zealand Pinots in the United States. It’s medium bodied and tightly wound, with a crisp core of mouth-watering acidity that adds zest to the flavors of dark cherry, earth and leather. Drink now.”

Wine Enthusiast, United States, April 2013

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir

“A classic red with plenty of depth. Rich and Fruity but not too heavy for summer. Great with spicy pasta dishes.”

Helen Pike, Best Magazine, United Kingdom, May 2012

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir

“Oyster Bay Pinot Noir from Marlborough New Zealand, is a sophisticated red, gently fruity – plums and cherry to the fore – and pleasant tannins. Smooth and smoky too.”

Mike Kelly, Sunday Sun, United Kingdom, April 2012

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir

“The palate is silky smooth and packed full of sweet, round, plummy fruit that slides down easily. The finish is equally supple with dry savoury, earthy red fruit notes. Serve with duck or chicken.”

Anthony Gismondi, The Vancouver Sun, Canada, April 2010

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir

“A good pinot, fragrant, with attractive redcurrant and dark-cherry flavours that linger, and a velvety texture.”

Peter Forrestal, Sunday Times, Australia, March 2010

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir

“Bright, pure, fresh aromas of flowers and red fruit”

Eric Asimov, New York Times, United States, February 2010

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir

“Medium-bodied, rich, concentrated and quite oaky, with red currant and dark-cherry flavours.”

Sunday Times, United Kingdom, February 2007

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir

“Just as New Zealand sauvignon blanc burst onto the scene a decade ago and brought new enthusiasm (and higher prices) to the grape, New Zealand pinots may be ready to do the same. Oyster Bay hand-harvests all the grapes and even uses 40 percent new French oak barrels to season the wines. The winery’s 2006 pinot noir is fresh and cheerful with hints of spicy black pepper and a whiff of red cherry and raspberry fruit. It is medium in weight and elegant.”

Richard Kinssies, Seattle Post Intelligencer, United States, August 2007

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2006

“90 Points - Dark cherry and strawberry fruit dominate the nose and palate of this Kiwi Red, with some savoury characters, a touch of oak and silky tannins. Try it with duck, game or pan-fried Atlantic salmon.”

Mike Frost, The Courier Mail, Australia, June 2006

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

“This was a wine of considerable weight and texture, with sweet macerated fruit richness and alcohol warmth, plus some toasty oak. Included in the top 20 Pinot Noir in Australia under $30”

Peter Bourne, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Australia, June 2004

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir

“92 Points - This is more elegant wine than the lassie job and another step up the ladder. There’s a neat leafy whiff adding to the smoky raspberry and wild cherry fruit. The palate’s lush and juicy with that soft viscosity hiding the mild but persistent natural acidity- it’s cheeky and it gives the wine its cutting edge. The closure guarantees its lovely lingering freshness. Try steamed Chinese lupchun pork sausages.”

Philip White, The Advertiser, Australia, July 2007

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir

“The sublime Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2001 is a study in voluptuous elegance. As well as being the perfect Sunday lunch wine it also comes pretty close to being the elusive stuff of dreams.”

Giles Kime, The Sunday Telegraph, United Kingdom, December 2002

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2001

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013, Sydney International Wine Competition 2015

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014

91 POINTS

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2008, Wine Spectator Magazine 2010

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2008, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2009

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2006, San Francisco International Wine Competition 2007

GOLD MEDAL (TOP IN CLASS)

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2005, Vintage Cellars National Wine Show of Australia 2005

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition 2015

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2013, China Wine and Spirits Awards 2016

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014, Cincinnati International Wine Festival Competition 2016

"Deliciously plump, ripe and almost juicy merlot with black currant, plum, black cherry and mocha/coffee flavours. Quite concentrated. Very tasty wine offering great value."

Bob Campbell, MW, New Zealand, March 2015

Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Merlot 2013

"90 Points - Round, smooth, supple Merlot with enticing aromas and flavours of fleshy black plum and blackberry on the nose and palate. Medium- to almost full-bodied. This would be a great match for grilled pork chops."

Natalie MacLean, www.nataliemaclean.com, Canada, March 2015

Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Merlot 2013

“89 Points - There’s plum and fruitcake and an intriguing savoury touch in this tasty Kiwi red which shows fine tannins and a good finish.”

Mike Frost, The Courier Mail, Australia, October 2004

Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Merlot 2003

“90 Points - Gorgeously balanced merlot with attractive black plum notes. Smooth and full-bodied with a long finish. Great price. Try this with grilled pork chops. Food matches: rare roast beef.”

Natalie MacLean, www.nataliemaclean.com, Canada, March 2013

Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Merlot

“This Merlot may be the pearl in the oyster. Black spice-laden plum, wisps of wood smoke and espresso roast aromas provide segue to an über smooth and mellow mouthful of dark, juicy berry fruit, plumy tones and sweet, ripe black cherry. It’s medium bodied with creamy texture and a balanced fruit-forward aftertaste. Versatile at the table, it pairs well with roast chicken, leg of lamb or roast pork.”

Vic Harradine, www.winecurrent.com, Canada, October 2011

Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Merlot

“Ruby red with a light violet hue, this well-balanced red has a subtle nose of earthiness, spice and black currant. Silky textured and wonderfully balanced, it delivers a wash of persistent vibrant flavour-racy pomegranate, red cherry and raspberry-adorned with hints of spice, soft fine-grained tannin and good moderating acidity. It finishes mid length with spice-infused black raspberry.”

Vic Harradine, www.winecurrent.com, Canada, September 2010

Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Merlot

“New Zealand does produce a few rich, even massive reds. Hawke’s Bay is a stoney hothouse and this merlot is brimming with full-bodied blackberry, blueberry, vanilla and cedar aromas and flavours.”

Gord Stimmell, The Toronto Star, Canada, September 2010

Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Merlot

“Perfectly varietal aroma of olive, tea and red fruit. A well-balanced wine to drink soon.”

Dan Berger, Vintage Experiences, United States, March 2010

Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Merlot

“Crowd-pleasing Oyster Bay Merlot 2008 from New Zealand is medium-bodied and smooth, with pronounced berries, a hint of spice and juicy acidity.”

Beppi Crosariol, Globe and Mail, Canada, May 2009

Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Merlot 2008

“This juicy, ripe blackcurrant-rich screw capped red from the Delegat brother and sister team offers a glimpse of the smooth, medium-bodied Bordeaux-style red that’s the hallmark of the Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand.”

Huon Hooke, The Melbourne Age, Australia, December 2007

Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Merlot 2006

“Take gravelly, free-draining sub-soils and a maritime climate (warm days, cool evenings) and you have the underpinning for an exciting red wine region. Plum, raisin and strawberry compote aromas lead the taster to this medium-bodied, silky smooth offering. The fruit (red currant and cherry) mingles beautifully with the fine-grained tannin and hardly perceptible tang on the finish. This is finely balanced with no rough edges.”

www.winecurrent.com, Canada, December 2005

Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Merlot 2004

“This juicy, ripe blackcurrant-rich screw capped red from the Delegat brother and sister team offers a glimpse of the smooth, medium-bodied Bordeaux-style red that’s the hallmark of the Hawke’s Bay region of New Zealand.”

Anthony Rose, The Independent Magazine, United Kingdom, December 2006

Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Merlot 2005

“A delicious New Zealand red with bold, forthright flavours and the added attraction of a screwcap.”

Giles Kime, The Sunday Telegraph, United Kingdom, October 2004

Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Merlot 2003

GOLD MEDAL (90 POINTS)

Oyster Bay Hawkes Bay Merlot 2013, San Francisco Wine Competition 2015

TOP 100 – BLUE GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Hawkes Bay Merlot 2013, Sydney International Wine Competition 2015

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Hawkes Bay Merlot 2013, Dallas Morning News & TexSom Wine Competition 2014

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Hawkes Bay Merlot 2013, China Wine Spirits Awards Best Value 2014

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Hawkes Bay Merlot 2013, China Wine Spirits Awards 2014

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Hawkes Bay Merlot 2013, Japan Wine Challenge 2014

JUDGE’S CHOICE

Oyster Bay Hawkes Bay Merlot 2011, Wine Access International Value Wine Awards

FINALIST

Oyster Bay Hawkes Bay Merlot 2007, Sydney International Wine Competition 2009

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Merlot 2014, Japan Wine Challenge 2016

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Hawke's Bay Merlot 2014, TexSom International Wine Competition

"91 points - Toasty and vibrant New Zealand sparkling wine with green apple. Zesty refreshment. Pair with fried chicken. Sparkling Wine food pairings: grilled calamari, oysters, pan-seared scallops, squash soup, pork spare ribs. A splendid salad wine."

Natalie MacLean, www.nataliemaclean.com, Canada, October 2016

Oyster Bay Sparkling Brut Cuvée

“4.5 out of 5. Oyster Bay’s Brut Sparkling Cuvée is made 100% from the Chardonnay grape using the Charmat Method. On colour, this sparkling holds a golden hue that houses a fantastic bed of bubbles. On the palate, you’ll be impressed by the frizzante citrus, peach and creamy notes. It is a robust and lively sparkling, with well balanced sugar and acidity, making it a palate friendly sparkling that will more than please your guests.”

Wine Hobbyist.com, Canada, December 2012

Oyster Bay Sparkling Brut Cuvée

“Oyster Bay’s well-priced Brut plays on the tangy side, with lots of tropical and citrus fruit in the foreground and whispers of bread dough and mineral in the background.”

theglobeandmail.com, Canada, December 2012

Oyster Bay Sparkling Brut Cuvée

“One of those it’s so good it could be Champagne’ sparkling whites, it was a delight. Citrus, biscuit and cream tastes to the fore, it was smooth and very more-ish."

Mike Kelly, Sunday Sun, United Kingdom, May 2012

Oyster Bay Sparkling Brut Cuvée

“Made from 100 per cent Chardonnay, this is a moderately complex, creamy wine with a strong citrus and ripe stonefruit flavour.  Dry and savoury with plenty of character.”

Jane Skilton, MW, New Zealand, January 2011

Oyster Bay Sparkling Brut Cuvée

“Pale straw colour. Spicy yellow grapefruit peel nose. Fairly dry, slightly spicy, light to medium-light bodied, very zesty, lemony, yellow grapefruit flavours with a lingering, crisp finish and fairly good effervescence."

Michael Vaughan,vintageassessments.com, Canada, December 2010

Oyster Bay Sparkling Brut Cuvée

“For dinner, with shrimp in cream sauce with rice, a bottle of Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Brut (vibrant apple, white peach and citrus flavours; well balanced with good length).”

Tony Aspler - the Wine Guy, Canada, December 2010

Oyster Bay Sparkling Brut Cuvée

“New from New Zealand Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée is 100 per cent Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay and managed to lay a medley of trendy tropical melon, green apple and fresh peach flavours over a classic base of soft chalk and wet slate minerality."

Doug Sloan, Courier-Island, Canada, December 2010

Oyster Bay Sparkling Brut Cuvée, December 2010

“I would be very happy combining this with Bluff oysters served over ice with a squeeze of lemon juice and a good grind of black pepper, perfect! Oyster Bay sparkling Cuvée brut made from 100 percent chardonnay grapes has an elegant finesse. It has lovely lime flavours, citrus and white peach, accentuated by a finely bubbled palate with a crisp refreshing finish. Enjoy! To see my interview with Stewart Stephen visit www.sunlive.co.nz”

Weekend Sun, New Zealand, July 2010

Oyster Bay Sparkling Brut Cuvée

“89+ very chic with its toasty apple, citrus and slightly sweet mouth feel.”

Gord Stimmell, The Toronto Star, Canada, April 2010

Oyster Bay Sparkling Brut Cuvée

“It was only a matter of time before this winery, known for its well-priced Sauvignon Blanc, took advantage of New Zealand’s cool, temperate, maritime-influenced climate to make a refreshing sparkler.  Here it is, a 100-per-cent Chardonnay cuvée with elegance, finesse and lively bubbles.  The wine has hints of peach and minerals and a crisp finish.”

Nick Lees, Edmonton Journal, Canada, December 2010

Oyster Bay Sparkling Brut Cuvée

WINNER/100+ BEST BUY

Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Brut, Vancouver Magazine Wine Awards 2015

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Brut, The China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2014

TOP 105 WINNING WINE

Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Brut, Vancouver Magazine International Wine Competition 2013

GOLD MEDAL

Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Brut, Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013

“90 points - a lovely persistence of tiny bubbles beading along the sides of the glass in this toasty New Zealand sparkling wine. Aromas of citrus spice and strawberry flan. The chardonnay grapes in this blend come from Hawkes Bay region, while pinot noir grapes hail from Marlborough. Lovely persistence of flavours and bubbles. Crisp, clean finish. Crisp, clean and fresh. Try with fried fish, potato chips, roast turkey and New Year's resolutions. Stock up now for the holidays!

Natalie MacLean, www.nataliemaclean.com, Canada, July 2016

Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Rosé

“Opens with desirable onion skin hues and a nose of honey, warm earth and meat that is replicated on the light weight palate.  Thins out ever so slightly on the end palate.A refreshing style.”

Bjorn Anthony, Wine Columnist, Australia, January 2011

Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Rosé

“It’s the palest of Rosés, with a brisk lemon crunch.”

Sarah Jane Evans, BBC Good Food magazine, United Kingdom, January 2011

Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Rosé

“Lots of bubbles and a nice blend of tangy Chardonnay and red berry flavours from the Pinot Noir grapes.”

Mike Kelly, Sunday Sun, United Kingdom, December 2010

Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Rosé

TOP 100

Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Rosé, Vancouver Magazine International Wine Competition 2015

TOP 110 WINNING WINE

Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Rosé, Vancouver Magazine International Wine Competition 2014

GOLD

Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Rosé, SAKURA Japan Women's Wine Awards 2016

Global