Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"This is a complex, textural wine. The grapes in this wine were hand picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented in seasoned French barrels using indigenous yeasts from our winery and vineyards.
The wine has aromas of passionfruit, nectarine, citrus, and flint. This style of Sauvignon Blanc is a great accompaniment to a special meal. Drink now or cellar until 2024."
Reviews for previous vintages below…
5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"The very classy 2016 vintage is a single-vineyard wine, grown in the Southern Valleys, hand-picked, and fermented and lees-aged for eight months in seasoned French oak casks. Delicious now, it is full-bodied, with concentrated, ripe tropical-fruit flavours, a subtle seasoning of nutty oak, and notable complexity and length. A finely textured, very harmonious wine, it's a drink-now or cellaring proposition."
4 Stars Cuisine Sauvignon Blanc Tasting, December 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"A wild ferment in old French oak is part of the recipe for Mount Riley’s top tier sauvignon blanc. At the heart of this wine is some gorgeous fruit, with flavours that range from herbaceous to yellow stonefruit, and which carries right to the back of the mouth. A complex, concentrated style with sophistication and freshness that will reward more time in the cellar."
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You may also choose to 'pick up' your order from our wine shop at 188 Durham Street South, Christchurch.
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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on (03) 3655134.
Note, for orders of 1 - 2 bottles we charge an additional $3 for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes.
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Family owned and operated, Mount Riley produces wines of outstanding quality and value, one of those producers that epitomises Marlborough's proud earth-to-glass spirit to bring forth a purity and strength of character and flavour that represents the land's energy with every vintage.
Adjoining the winery - surrounded by Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay - is Mount Riley's cellar door, which boasts a collection of wine-inspired photos by renowned Kiwi photography Marti Friedlander.
Guests are encouraged to make use of picnic tables, petanque area, and outdoor fire place. Founded by John Buchanan, collaborating with daughter Amy and son-in-law Matt, John emphasises Mount Riley's independent spirit that hinges on a dependence on the strength and talent of his family, a family that encompasses their hand-picked viticulturalists, distributors, and loyal wine enthusiasts from all around the globe.