Unfortunately, despite rave reviews from others, we were really not impressed with most of their wine. We tried the:
2008 Sauvignon Blanc – a great way to start out the tasting. It was a very nice and fruity wine.
2009 Riesling – just not great.
Toru – a blend of Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris, this was a unique wine which we thought was okay, but nothing special.
Pinot Gris – Ian found it fruity and nice. Wendy was less impressed with this wine.
Gewürztraminer – Made from grapes grown on 30-year-old vines. Not bad.Pinot Noir – again, we failed to be impressed with Marlborough red wine. We found the finish was particularly bad with a strong, unpleasant aftertaste.
Syrah – better than the Pinot Noir. Spicy, just like you’d expect from this red wine.
Overall, we enjoyed the family feel of the Te Whare Ra more than their wines.