“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 2018 Reviews
Brightly fruited and beautifully fragrant, the bouquet shows white flesh nectarine, lemon/lime zest, kiwifruit and floral characters. The palate is juicy and vibrant, delivering attractive fruit intensity together with fine texture and lively acidity, finishing long and mouth-watering. At its best: now to 2020. 91/100
Wine Orbit 4.5*
Bright, light golden hued straw-yellow colour, paler on the rim. The nose is fresh with softly full aromas of pungent passionfruit, tropical fruits and fresh herbs interwoven with subtle mineral notes. The aromatics have a degree of ethereal gentleness. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is softly fresh with moderately deep flavours of passionfruit, tropical fruit and fresh herbs. The mouthfeel is fresh with very fine phenolic textures, providing good structure, and the acidity is fresh and balanced. The flavours form a soft, fine core with good linearity and the wine carries to a long, soft, lingering finish. This is a softly presented passionfruity Sauvignon Blanc with gentle tropical fruit and fresh herb flavours on a palate with fine textures and refreshing acidity, and good linearity. Match with Pacific Rim fare over the next 2 years. Fruit from elevated vineyards in the Fairhall district, cool-fermented in tank to 12.5% alc. and 2.3 g/L RS. 17.5/20
Raymond Chan 4*