We love to showcase some of our favourite New Zealand Wineries by offering a celebratory tasting to clients collecting rings from our showroom. The wine's perfectly chilled & waiting for you, so come on in and sample some inspiration for your next event or wedding.
On our own travels we've enjoyed a wide range of wines, from drinks on the sunny beaches of Spain, to Luxury restaurants in Singapore & the Artisan Wine Markets of southern France - all were amazing experiences, but I'm delighted to admit there's so many vineyards producing Wines & Ports in our very own backyard that are something really special.
Every NZ wine region has a unique flavor (for example Marlborough with its gooseberry and tannins), Central Otago selections have their own distinctive taste & it's well regarded by many (including myself) as one of the best regions in the world for fruit and wine. Not that I'm bias at all because it's also where two of my favourite places, Queenstown & Wanaka are found.
7th Heaven Vineyard
Introducing 7th Heaven & Mrs Jones Ports located at Suncrest Orchard in beautiful Cromwell on State Highway 6. You've most likely stopped in there for a real fruit ice cream or other fresh fruit on the way to Queenstown, but what they're becoming increasingly well known for are producing delicious wines & ports.
This family owned vineyard is located on a stunning north facing slope in the back of Bannockburn. Their Pinot Noir vines are nurtured to produce fruit driven Central Otago wines. It’s clay soils, hot summers and cool autumns combine to create the ideal setting for ripening wines. 7th Heavens selection are everything the name promises it will be. From the label to your lips - these are truly an exceptional drop.
For your taste-buds pleasure this month we have the below wines from '7th Heaven' and Fruit Ports from 'Mrs Jones' available for tasting in our showroom.
7th Heaven Wines:
2016 Lally’s Gold Blanc de Noir
Intensely fruity, with vibrant white peach and granny smith apple flavours. It matches well with white meats, pasta dishes and Asian meals.
2014 Pinot Noir
7th Heavens Pinot Noir is fruit driven with cherry and plum overtones. Great drinking now or cellar for up to 7 years.
2015 Pinot Rose
Made from Pinot Noir grapes which have been carefully handpicked from our Bannockburn vineyard. 7th Heaven Pinot Rose is a stunning fresh summer wine, slightly sweet with an abundance of strawberries and a nice crisp acidity. Best served on a hot summer day.
2015 Pinot Port
To make this Port, Pinot Noir grapes are carefully handpicked, destemmed and blended together in-tank to start its fermentation. After soaking on skins to retrieve ample colour and slightly fermented to create some natural alcohol it's then pressed and fortified leaving a rich sweet fortified wine. The 7th Heaven Ruby is aged for 2 years in neutral French oak barrels giving time to mature into the silky smooth Ruby that it is.
Ideal drinking now or left for many more years.
Mrs Jones Fruit Ports:
The fruits used to create these mouth tingling delights are handpicked when they are plump and juicy from our Central Otago orchard. The fruits are picked then pulped, and left to inoculate. The juice is then separated from the fruit pulp and is drained into a tank where is fermented slightly to create some natural alcohol. The different ports are finally left to age in neutral French oak barrels for six months.
Mrs Jones fruit port collection showcase the best of Central Otagos’ fruit and keeps the taste of summer going all year round.
Made with the ripest plums, this port showcase the typical rich flavours associated with Black Doris, with a nice acid backbone.
Central Otago is famous for its apricots and the Apricot Port is no exception. Mrs Jones’ Apricot port showcases Central Otago’s unique stone fruit character. A rich sweet Central Otago Apricot.
Cherries harvested at the optimum ripeness are used to create this thick, rich full bodied port. This port has a natural acidity and sweetness.
Nectarines typically have less sugar so the fermentation was left slightly longer and the fortified once the natural nectarine flavours were abundant showcasing its natural acidity.
We hope you've enjoyed reading about our latest featured winery. If you're in Christchurch book a time to taste them in our Christchurch Jewellery Showroom by clicking here. For more details you can contact Suncrest Orchard below (mention our name & they'll be sure to look after you with the following discounts)
- 10% discount on up to 5 cases (can be mixed e.g. 3 cases Pinot Noir + 2 cases Rose)
- 15% discount on 5-10 cases
- 20% discount on 10+ cases.
Contact the Winery
Phone: 03 445 0275