Wine of the month

Each month, Luxofood highlights few selected wines, their origin, their characteristics and how to pair them with food.

This Month the selected wines are from:

ŌHAU

Ōhau Wines has established itself in New Zealand’s newest wine-growing region at Ōhau, in the Horowhenua region in the lower North Island.

The Tararua Ranges provide a backdrop to the new vineyards at Ōhau. Forty hectares are planted, with potential for more further up the valley.

The region is well known as an agricultural hot-spot prized for its market-garden produce. For centuries the area has been shaped by the Ōhau River, which has laid down deposits of gravel, resulting in a stony yet fertile soil.

The wine-making potential of the area was discovered by local viticulturist Kate Gibbs who recognised that the river terrace soils were similar to some of the better sites in Marlborough. Warm sunshine reflects off the stones onto the vines, just the thing for producing high quality grapes and top quality wines.

THE VALUES OF ŌHAU

Authentic
We are straight up, honest and down to earth. We act with integrity and dependability.

Daring
We are not constrained by the expected. We are courageous, creative and inventive, willing to take risks and achieve new things or the seemingly impossible.

Unpretentious
We are fiercely proud of who we are, where we have come from and our inventiveness, but humbled by those who have gone before us. We strive to bring elegant, simplicity and clarity to everything we do.

Connected
We are part of a diverse global community. Co-operative relationships founded on trust and respect are key to our long-term success. We respect and honour our responsibility to the land and the people of the region.

Knowledgeable
We are knowledgeable about our business, our industry, our specialised areas, the latest research, trends and technology. We share our knowledge to empower others.

Wines Highlight

ŌHAU GRAVELS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2017

Price $$

TASTING NOTES

The flinty palate shows textural citrus skins notes midway, gooseberry and currant notes in the finish. Firm but integrated acidity.

PAIRING

Pair with grilled salmon or pan-fried snapper, served with Mediterranean-style vegetables.

More details: https://shop.ohauwines.co.nz/collections/all/products/ohau-gravels-sauvignon-blanc-2019

ŌHAU GRAVELS PINOT GRIS

Price $$

TASTING NOTES

The succulent palate is plump and fleshy with tropical fruit, luscious pears and a juicy, apricot finish.

PAIRING

A superb match with creamy pastas, poultry or seafood.

More details: https://shop.ohauwines.co.nz/collections/all/products/ohau-gravels-pinot-gris-2019

WOVEN STONE SAUVIGNON BLANC 2019

Price $$

TASTING NOTES

A juicy, flavoursome palate that offers gooseberry, limes, basil, and ripe red capsicums, leading to a long and vibrant finish.

PAIRING

Equally enjoyable on its own or with antipasti, grilled seasonal vegetables or fresh seafood.

More details: https://shop.ohauwines.co.nz/collections/all/products/woven-stone-sauvignon-blanc-2019