Archive for October, 2010


Sunday, October 24th, 2010

John Saker, one of New Zealand’s famour wine writers & author of “Pinot Noir – The New Zealand Story” visited the Northern Wairarapa in October to taste the region’s wines.  Here’s what he said about Urlar:

Urlar Sauvignon Blanc 2009 – Guava, stonefruit, mirabelle… round, showing some dev, good acidity, wildflower, minerally. Good food style. 17

Urlar Pinot Gris 2009 – Interesting… has backbone and length. Slight herbal seam, sl high alc. But an attractive, driving, energetic style. 17

Urlar Pinot Noir 2009 – Shy nose…. Palate is forward and energetic, red & dark fruit, good depth, awkward texture, but good length 17+

Urlar Noble Riesling 2009 – Lovely perfume… apricot, honey… superb palate… great acids and length… beaut 18+

VIVA Magazine 06 October 2010

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Helen Masters, Winemaker at Ata Rangi, Martinborough is a fan of Urlar….she says:

…”I’m a fan of New Zealand wines too.  Locally there are some great producers, such as Urlar for delicious riesling and pinot noir;Nga Waka riesling, which they release with four to five years-age and is a steal; Kusuda syrah is delicious and I would never pass up a Dry River gewurztraminer.”