Savour the last of the 2016 Caroline's

We were delighted to have Candice Chow's thoughts on our very special '16 Caroline's Pinot Noir. 5-star review, August 2020: Ostler Caroline's Pinot Noir 2016, Waitaki Valley Bright, lightRead more

More love for our fabulous Audrey's

5-star review, August 2020: Ostler Audrey's Pinot Gris 2016, Waitaki Valley Bright, even colour throughout, light yellow. The bouquet is elegant and tightly bound with stonefruit, pear drop, alongRead more

2018 Pinots tasted by Candice Chow

We're delighted to see that highly respected wine reviewer Raymond Chan’s legacy lives on in the skilled hands of sommelier Candice Chow. After Raymond's sad passing in 2019, Candice thought "IRead more

Growing Pinot Noir in the Waitaki Valley

Growing grapes in the Waitaki is not for the faint-hearted.  It is neither easy nor hugely profitable in a monetary sense. Which suits us down to the ground because it has, so far, driven theRead more

Tasting the 2020 vintage

Due to earlier COVID restrictions, our early July visit marked the first time that Jeff and I could actually go inside VinPro in Cromwell where our wines are being made with with great care thisRead more

Growing Pinot Gris in the Waitaki Valley

What can be said about pinot gris that hasn’t been said before? We all know it’s a pink skinned mutation of pinot noir, booted out of Burgundy for being impure and reintroduced back into France vRead more

Six 5-star reviews from Sam Kim of Wine Orbit

In March 2020, we were thrilled to receive six 5-star reviews from Sam Kim of Wine Orbit. Sam is now widely regarded as the new Raymond Chan of New Zealand wine reviewers and you know how highlyRead more

Michael Cooper reviews an Ostler selection

We were thrilled to receive the following kind words from highly regarded wine critic Michael Cooper about a selection of our wines. Ostler Audrey's Waitaki Valley Pinot Gris The powerful 2016 viRead more

93/100 for Waitaki Valley Pinot Noir 2017

It's always great to hear others enjoy our Waitaki Valley Pinot Noir as much as we do. Here's what Cameron Douglas MS had to say. "A lovely bouquet of Pinot with aromas of limestone and gentleRead more

Ostler Lakeside among best 25 Pinot Gris in New Zealand

We were absolutely delighted to see Michael Cooper included the Ostler Lakeside Vines Waitaki Valley Pinot Gris 2016 among the best 25 Pinot Gris in New Zealand. Here's what Michael had to say: "AnRead more

All that Glitters is Gold (Awards!)

When you enter a wine in a competition as prestigious as the International Wine Challenge in London, you enter with trepidation and hope that the people 'in the know' will like it, but also realisticRead more

Our Gewurztraminer is #1!!

Bob Campbell review our 2015 Gewurz and it came back as his favourite!! We are thrilled at this review and think everyone will love this wine. 'This is the first release of a gewürztraminer fromRead more

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