“Good luck with new beginnings.”
Fernhook is symbolised by the melding of a traditional fish hook meaning “good fortune” and an uncurling native fern meaning “a new beginning”.
Our grapes are grown on elevated vineyards in the heart of Marlborough. The vineyards are on old alluvial river gravels that are overlaid with clay gravels washed down from the Southern Valleys.
A succulent, easy drinking, dry white wine, designed to capture and balance the natural fruit flavours with the mineral terroir expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
Enjoy Fernhook with white meat, fresh shellfish and delicate seafood cuisine.
Fernhook 2017 Reviews
Attractively fruited and beautifully fragrant, the bouquet shows grapefruit, Gala apple, rockmelon and lemon zest aromas, leading to a vibrant palate that is juicy and lively. The wine offers terrific fruit intensity backed by refreshing acidity, making it immediately appealing. At its best: now to 2019. 91/100
Wine Orbit 4.5*
Bright pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is softly full and gently voluminous with deep, fresh aromas of passionfruit and tropical fruit along with fresh herb notes and nuances of cooler-spectrum cut-grass elements. This is refreshing and mouthwatering. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a tight core with good depth of passionfruit, tropical fruit and cut-grass flavours, along with fresh herbs and nettles. The fruit richness is enlivened by brisk acidity and a light textural thread underlines the wine. The dry, mouthwatering textures carry the wine to a moderately long finish. This is a crisp and zesty Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit, herb and cut-grass flavours and a dry, phenolic-threaded line that carries the wine. Match with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. 17.5/20
Raymond Chan 4*