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1 September 2017 News

Dog Point has just come out with their annual harvest newsletter! Below is a snippet. Read all about the 2017 vintage at the estate here.

“Another busy but rewarding harvest has drawn to a close.

This year’s harvest will be remembered as the shortest one ever at Dog Point Vineyard, starting later than normal due to the abnormally late summer weather and lasting only 21 days. It meant that we had all hands on deck, even the office staff were given a pair of secateurs to help with the hand picking!

The 2016/17 growing season began with warm spring and summer weather resulting in good bud-burst and desirable even growth. This was followed by a period of cool weather in early December and dry, and at times windy, weather mid-summer. Late February rain helped replenish the soil prior to harvest, and cooler but otherwise excellent growing conditions prevailed into the autumn, considerably enhancing the varietal characters the region has become known for.”

 
15 June 2017 News

Elin McCoy just published this piece in Bloomberg, recommending Dog Point SB as one of “the three wines that should always be in your fridge.” Check out the excerpt below!

“As I write this, the temperature on my deck is 94 degrees and a light, crisp, refreshing white to beat the heat will be what I crave most at the end of the day (and even before). But trust me, this style of wine is appealing at any time of the year.

My go-to bottles? Zingy sauvignon blancs, especially those from New Zealand because just about every one of them packs a lot of flavor and aroma for the price. In my fridge right now is 2016 Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc ($20). Like so many sauv blancs from that country, it has bright floral-herbal aromas and juicy, citrusy, tangy notes that make it easy to sip without food, yet also pair well with goat cheese, cold takeout salads, grilled fish, Thai curry, and much more.

A surprising number of other whites fit this style profile. Think Portugal’s light, fresh vinho verdes, pinot blancs from Alsace, and Italian pinot grigio and friulano.”

Click here to read the full article.

 
13 April 2017 News

Dog Point Vineyard was recently recognized as New Zealand’s greenest winery! Below is an excerpt:

“Marlborough’s greenest recognised at environment awards

Dog Point Vineyard may have won the supreme award but Mother Nature was the big winner at Marlborough’s top environmental awards, its organiser says.

The biennial Cawthron Marlborough Environment Awards wrapped up with the awards dinner last week where those making the biggest moves to improve the region’s environment were celebrated.

Awards co-ordinator Bev Doole said this year saw the biggest turnout at the awards dinner as well as some very close competitions among the entrants.”

Click here to read the full article

 
30 January 2017 News

Wine Spectator has a fantastic cover story out on “Great Wineries to Discover” (Jan 31-Feb 28 issue). Dog Point is one of the 30 “underappreciated gems” featured. See attached for the profile.

The fantastic reviews of the 2014 vintage are featured, along with the ‘90’ for the 2015 vintage Sauvignon (now sold out); we expect the WS review of the 2016 Sauvignon at any moment.

If you scroll down to the 2nd page you will see a great photo of our hard-working friends James Healy and Ivan Sutherland.

Click here to read it.

 
23 September 2016 News

Wine Spectator’s just-released October 31 issue  includes a feature on the rising quality in New Zealand (“Catching Fire”), with multiple mentions of Dog Point Vineyard and THREE Dog Point wines in MaryAnn Worobiec’s Top Wines: Chardonnay 2014 (93 points), Pinot Noir 2014 (93 points and Sauvignon Blanc Section 94 (92 points). Click here to download the coverage!

 
15 August 2016 News

Decanter published a piece by Peter Richards MW on the world’s most ageworthy Sauvignon Blancs. Dog Point’s Section 94 is featured, with a 96 point review! Click here to download the article.

 
8 April 2016 News

Wine blogger Jamie Goode wrote up a very enthusiastic review of Dog Point’s 2015 Sauvignon Blanc. An excerpt is below!

“Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2015 impresses

I’m a fan of Sauvignon Blanc. I know it’s not very wine geeky, but I really like it. And this is one of the best. I bought a case of the 2014, and it went pretty quickly, which is something that can’t be said for all my case purchases. I find that if you buy 12 of the same wine, often by the end of the case you end up wishing you’d bought just six. Not this stuff.

The 2015 is currently tasting just beautiful. It’s so delicate, aromatic, pure and precise, showing none of the clumsy flavours that Marlborough Sauvignon can sometimes have when it’s not handled very well. It’s a pristine wine and I’d buy it to drink now for this lovely aromatic precision, although this will no doubt age quite well, also.

Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Marlborough, New Zealand
So aromatic with lovely pear and passionfruit. Very floral and open, but with delicate grapefruit, too. The palate is crisp and transparent with lovely lemon, pear and lively grapefruit characters. So exotic, fresh and precise with amazing focus and freshness. 93/100”

Click here to read the article

 
14 August 2015 News

Following right on the heels of Lisa Perrotti-Brown’s video on Dog Point Chardonnay comes this house-made, back-seat offering from Matt Sutherland and winemaker Murray Cooke, showcasing the 2013 Barrel wines. Click on the photo below to watch it!

 

 
6 August 2015 News, Videos

New Zealand is known for its impressive Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs, but until recently the nation’s Chardonnays have not quite lived up to their potential. The Wine Advocate’s Lisa Perotti-Brown speaks with Dog Point’s Ivan Sutherland and James Healy about how New Zealand is transforming its Chardonnay image and how wineries such as theirs are now producing some world-class stunners.

Click here to watch the video

 
20 July 2015 News

Dog Point was featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal (“In Defense of the Soccer Mom’s Favorite Wine,” by Lettie Teague) about New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Their Sauvignon Blanc was selected as one of five “outstanding bottles.” Below an excerpt. Click here to read the full article!

“Dog Point has long been considered a top source of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. They produce two: a barrel-fermented wine called Section 94 and this classic stainless-steel fermented wine that is lively and clean with a firm mineral thread.”

A second article in the WSJ’s Europe edition about cricket star Stuart Broad  (“Cricketer Stuart Broad on his Second Love Wine,” by Will Lyons) also comments on Dog Point. Broad reflects on some recent winery visits, saying “it was a visit to Dog Point winery in Marlborough, New Zealand, that really inspired.” Click here for the full piece.