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.


28 April 2015 News

Dog Point’s Section 94 2010 Sauvignon Blanc is included in Decanter’s “22 Must-Try Sauvignon Blancs!”  The wine, which was given an 18.5/20 (95/100 pts) score by Decanter, is described as having a “discreet ripe citrus nose. Flavours of very ripe grapefruit, intense and crystalline, its racy fruit a very pure expression of Sauvignon. Very long.”

The complete list can be read here!

15 April 2015 News

Wine Advocate’s Wine of the Day is Dog Point’s 2012 Pinot Noir with 93 points!  The great review reads: “Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, the 2012 Pinot Noir opens to a lovely core of red and black cherry fruits accented with hints of violets, lavender, forest floor and mossy bark. Medium-bodied, it has a solid backbone of grainy tannins and lively acid supporting the muscular berry and earthy flavors. It finishes long and clean.”  Wine Advocate recommends drinking from now through 2019.




23 February 2015 News

Decanter magazine features the article “A Decade of Dog Point,” which examines a vertical tasting of the New Zealand winery’s offerings.  Highlights of the tasting are featured below.

  • Section 94: “The Sauvignon Blanc releases from a single-vineyard block that spend 18 months in oak.  These were totally convincing in style, my highest mark going to the 2006, followed by the 2012 and 2013, both with 10 years in front of them.”
  • Sauvignon Blanc: “The best of the region; the floral 2014 (17.5/91pts, drink 2015-2020); the Sancerre-style 2013 (17.25/90+, 2015-2017); the lighter 2012 (17/90, 2015-2016); the characterful 2011 (18/93, 2015-2018), down to the vibrant 2006 and still youthful 2004.”
  • Chardonnay: “The 2013 ‘pure Burgundy’ (17.75/92, 2015-2020); the 2012 showing more lemony fruit and good vineyard depth (17.75/92, 2015-2020); the 2011 with super length and balance (18/93, 2015-2020); the 2010 more open, almost as good; the 2009 ready now and both the 2006 and 2005 showing breadth and freshness.”
  • Pinot Noir: “A revelation.”