2018 Two Paddocks 'Picnic' Riesling, Central Otago

Tasting Notes

Pink grapefruit, lime zest, mineral wet stone aromatics gives way to a textural and zingy palate, showing bright citrus flavours and a great mouthfeel, finishing with an off dry lingering persistent finish


Vineyard Information

Two Paddocks was established in 1993 by Kiwi actor, Sam Neill, who was raised in the South Island of New Zealand, and still calls it home. Initially Sam bought a paddock in Gibbston and aimed to grow a small amount of his favourite grape - Pinot Noir - with the hope of producing enough wine for his friends and family. Back then, Central Otago was in the very early days of winegrowing, so to buy and plant Two Paddocks was a huge leap of faith. Nowadays the region is 80% planted in Pinot Noir and has arguably been New Zealand's most successful region with this variety. Sam Neill spends several months a year based in Central Otago.

Two Paddocks now consists of four small vineyards in the Gibbston, Alexandra (Earnscleugh) and Bannockburn sub-regions of Central Otago. The vineyards are grown within a holistic farming model, which aims to naturally recycle all farm animal and vine by-products back into composts and nutrient rich soil enhancers that are then applied to the vineyards.


Colour White Origin New Zealand
Region New Zealand White ABV 12.50%
Drink From 2020 Drink To 2024
Everyday drinking, Special occasion