The very best in New Zealand Fine Wines


New Zealand Fine Wines
From sparkling and Sauvignon Blanc to bold Bordeaux blends, enjoy a taste of New Zealand’s finest wine.

Congratulations to all the wineries selected for the 2019 Fine Wines of New Zealand list. Curated by eight of New Zealand’s leading wine experts, the panel seeks world-class quality and consistency. Supported by Air New Zealand, the chosen Fine Wines must truly stand the test of time as a world-class example of New Zealand’s finest wine. The 2019 list includes 82 wines.

Through a rigorous process, which includes group tastings and collective agreement, Master Sam Harrop believes “the wines we have selected all have a personality and a character, a sense of place if you like.”

In 2016, Air New Zealand set about to develop a new premium wine programme, The Fine Wines of New Zealand.  Through this now annual initiative, Air New Zealand not only supports the New Zealand wine industry but at the same time provides a point of difference for its Business Premier customers. The selection of Fine Wines are served onboard in Business Premier cabins throughout the year alongside the existing wine offering.

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Fine Wines of New Zealand winners


Deutz Blanc de Blanc Vintage

Cloudy Bay Pelorus NV

Nautilus Cuvee Brut NV

No. 1 Reserve Methode Traditionelle NV

Quartz Reef Methode Traditionnelle Vintage


Domain Road Vineyard Duffers Creek Riesling

Dry River Lovat Gewürztraminer

Dry River Pinot Gris

Felton Road Block 1 Riesling

Felton Road Dry Riesling

Framingham ‘F’ Series Gewürztraminer

Framingham ‘F’ Series Riesling

Kabinett FROMM Spätlese Riesling

Greystone Pinot Gris

Johanneshof Cellars Gewürztraminer

Misha’s Vineyard “Limelight” Riesling

Neudorf Moutere Pinot Gris

Pegasus Bay Bel Canto Riesling

Prophet’s Rock Pinot Gris

Te Whare Ra Toru SV5182

Sauvignon Blanc

Astrolabe Province Sauvignon Blanc

Auntsfield Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Brancott Estate Letter Series B Sauvignon Blanc

Cloudy Bay Te Koko Sauvignon Blanc

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc

Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc

Saint Clair Reserve Wairau Sauvignon Blanc

Te Mata Estate Cape Crest Sauvignon Blanc

Tohu Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc

Villa Maria Single Vineyard Southern Clays Sauvignon Blanc


Bell Hill Chardonnay

Clearview Estate Reserve Chardonnay

Dog Point Chardonnay

Felton Road Block 2 Chardonnay

Greywacke Chardonnay

Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay

Kumeu River Mate’s Vineyard Chardonnay

Neudorf Moutere Chardonnay

Neudorf Rosie’s Block Chardonnay

Sacred Hill Riflemans Chardonnay

Vidal Legacy Chardonnay

Villa Maria Keltern Vineyard Chardonnay


Forrest Wines Botrytised Riesling

Framingham Noble Riesling

Giesen ‘The Brothers’ Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc

Pegasus Bay Encore Riesling

Villa Maria Reserve Noble Botrytis Riesling

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Pinot Noir

Akarua Pinot Noir

Ata Rangi Pinot Noir

Auntsfield Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

Bell Hill Pinot Noir

Burn Cottage Pinot Noir

Craggy Range Aroha

Doctors Flat Pinot Noir

Dry River Pinot Noir

Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir

Felton Road Block 3 Pinot Noir

Felton Road Block 5 Pinot Noir

Grasshopper Rock Pinot Noir

Greystone Pinot Noir

Kusuda Pinot Noir

Lowburn Ferry Home Block Pinot Noir

Maude Pinot Noir

Martinborough Vineyard Home Block Pinot Noir

Neudorf Moutere Pinot Noir

Peregrine Wines Pinot Noir

Rippon “Tinker’s Field” Pinot Noir

Rockburn Barrels Pinot Noir

Te Kairanga John Martin Pinot Noir

Valli Gibbston Pinot Noir


Bilancia La Collina Syrah

Craggy Range Le Sol

Te Mata Estate Bullnose Syrah

Trinity Hill Homage Syrah

Villa Maria Reserve Syrah

Bordeaux Blends

Church Road TOM

Esk Valley The Terraces

Stonyridge Vineyard Larose

Te Mata Estate Coleraine

Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels ‘The Gimblett’

Villa Maria Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot


For a breakdown of the winners by region, click here. Or follow Fine Wines of New Zealand on Instagram.



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