90 POINTS
Oyster Bay Hawkes Bay Merlot 2013, Natalie MacLean, www.nataliemaclean.com, Canada, March 2015
GOLD MEDAL (90 POINTS)
Oyster Bay Hawkes Bay Merlot 2013, San Francisco Wine Competition 2015
90 POINTS
Oyster Bay Hawkes Bay Merlot 2012, Natalie MacLean, www.nataliemaclean.com, Canada, March 2013
JUDGE’S CHOICE
Oyster Bay Hawkes Bay Merlot 2011, Wine Access International Value Wine Awards
COMPLIMENTARY FLAVOURS
Cold cut venison salad, mushroom and spinach quiche, grilled salmon, duck, lamb.
MERLOT FOOD MATCHES

Oyster Bay Merlot is an approachable red wine and can be enjoyed year-round. While ideal as an aperitif, our New Zealand Merlot is also food-friendly, and a great match for a variety of flavours. Whether you’re a meat lover or vegetarian, its flavours shine best with Italian-inspired dishes, especially rich, tomato based options. Please enjoy our suggestions below:

Red meats such as pepper steak, roasts, lamb, beef or wild game. Pasta with tomato-based sauce with mushrooms, lasagne, and pizza.