• Vicarage Lane Riesling

  • Origin

    Riesling Grapes Used By Vicarage Lane Wines In Blenheim Marlborough NZ

    Riesling is a grape of German origin from the Rhine Valley.  It grows readily in New Zealand and is becoming increasingly popular.

    It is often made in an ‘off dry’ style where the primary fruit characteristics are retained.

    When Riesling is enjoyed young it provides fresh, lively wines which are great as an aperitif, then as time goes on the wine has a wonderful ability open up and develop, offering a wider spectrum of delightful and interesting flavours.

  • Vicarage Lane Canterbury Riesling 2019


    • Silver, NZ Aromatic Wine Competition 2019
    • Silver, Canterbury Wine Competition 2019
    • Bronze, New World Wine Awards 2019

    Harvest: Machine harvested in April 2019. The grapes were crushed and pressed to stainless steel tanks, cold settled, racked and fermented with aromatic yeast strains, in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at 12-16C. Bentonite fined and cold stabilised by chilling and cross flow filtered.

    Bottled: From June 2019
    Released: July 2019

    Wine Analysis:
    Total Alcohol 12.4 %v/v
    Total Acidity 6.8 g/L
    Total Sugars 4.87 g/L

    Tasting Notes: Fresh citrus zest aromas of limes, Seville oranges and lemon blossom. The wine is dry, elegant with well balanced acidity.

    Food Matches: An excellent accompaniment to chicken, seafood, or pork dishes, or as an appealing aperitif. Try also with spicy Asian food.

  • Vicarage Lane Canterbury Riesling 2017

    Riesling 2012; Gold medal at the Wines of the Year Competition 2017 in Finland

    Harvest: The grapes for this Riesling were grown on the limestone based hillsides at Waipara, in the north of the Canterbury province, in New Zealand’s South Island. The crop was machine harvested on 05 May, then transported to Blenheim in the cool of night for winemaking by renowned New Zealand winemaker Alan McCorkindale. After gentle pressing the resulting juice underwent fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.

    Bottled: From July 2017
    Released: August 2017

    Wine Analysis:
    Total Alcohol 11.6 %v/v
    Titratable Acid 7.3 g/L
    Total Sugar 5.8 g/L

    Tasting Notes: Fresh aromas of limes, Seville oranges and yellow flowers, typical of fruit from Canterbury’s Waipara vineyards. The wine is medium-dry, elegant with well balanced acidity, minerality and a fresh lively palate.

    Food Matches: An excellent accompaniment to chicken, seafood, or pork dishes, or as an appealing aperitif. Try also with spicy Asian food.

  • Tours & Tastings
  • Vineyard Tours & Wine Tastings

  • Vineyard tours and wine tastings are organised by appointment only.

    For people who stay at our vineyard cottage, the tour/tasting is available during your stay.

    The length of our wine tours/tastings are flexible. They can last from 1 hour up to 2.5 hours. Totally depends on how many questions the attendees have and how much time they have available.

    You can submit a booking request via the contact form or via email and we'll be in touch to make arrangements.


  • Where to Buy
  • Where to Buy Our Wines

  • Vicarage Lane Wines are available for purchase online and in stores. Please note that each of these stores may NOT stock all varieties of our wines.

    New Zealand


    • Alko - shop online and in store


    • eDrinks - shop online and in store


    If you're interested in stocking our wines in your store or restaurant, please submit an enquiry via the contact form.

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