Australian & New Zealand Chardonnay


As well as fine wine, great food and stunning scenery, there’s something else that connects Australia and New Zealand: the cold Southern Ocean, also known as the Antarctic Ocean. Explore the cooling influence of the ocean and learn more about fresh, elegant cool-climate Chardonnays from Australia’s Mornington Peninsula, Geelong and Tasmania and New Zealand’s Marlborough, Nelson and North Canterbury regions.

Hosted by Natasha Hughes MW for Australia and Ronan Sayburn MS for New Zealand, this is a fascinating discussion of the regions and unique wine styles, as well as winemaking and climatic influences. Watch the recording to discover more about these beautiful maritime-influenced regions and celebrate their racy, complex, age-worthy Chardonnays.

To help tell the story of Antipodean Chardonnay, Natasha and Ronan taste the following wines

Villa Maria Estate Single Vineyard Taylors Pass Chardonnay 2018, Marlborough, New Zealand
Neudorf Vineyards Rosie's Block Moutere Chardonnay 2019, Nelson, New Zealand
Black Estate Home Chardonnay 2019, North Canterbury, New Zealand
Kooyong Wines Clonale Chardonnay 2018, Mornington Peninsula, Australia         
Ghost Rock Wines Bonadale Chardonnay 2018, Tasmania, Australia            
Bannockburn Vineyards Chardonnay 2019, Geelong, Australia     

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