Anchorage Family Estate

Founding family, the Drummonds, hold firm to their belief that the rich fertile soils surrounding the Motueka township, coupled with balmy sea breezes and some of New Zealand's consistently highest sunshine readings are the ideal climate in which to craft their aromatic wines.

Next door to the scenic adventure playground of the Abel Tasman National Park, their vineyards produce high quality Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Viognier, both for the Anchorage label and the company's export label Torrent Bay.

Anchorage Sauvingnon Blanc

Anchorage Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Lively and racy, lots of flavours settling down at six months although the freshness gives the wine immediate appeal. Great aperitif or with a fish course. Perhaps a matter of taste some will prefer the freshness, other, will prefer this stage to pass. A fine glass of Nelson Sauvignon either way.
Through 2021.
5 ★ - Peter Saunders

Anchorage Wines 2019 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Anchorage Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Serious style with wild yeast; dry, good body and retaining the Sauvignon characters well. A wine for the enthusiast who will see it as an individual statement on variety, region and natural yeast.
Will mature over summer at the start of 2020 and hold well into 2022 and beyond.
5 ★ - Peter Saunders

Anchorage Wines Chardonnay

Anchorage Chardonnay 2019

Youthful and gently lifted, the bouquet shows Gala apple, grapefruit, nougat and roasted cashew characters, leading to a succulent palate that's nicely rounded and creamy. It's elegantly expressed with balanced acidity, finishing crisp and lingering.
At it's best: now to 2022.
4 ★ - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Anchorage Wines Gewurztraminer, 2019

Anchorage Gewurztraminer 2019

Serious style for this grape; well-spined and looking for a dinner course to partner. A Bold, firm Gewurz, very much alive and well after a year.
A sound varietal statement that will open up further over 18 months.
5 ★ - Peter Saunders

Anchorage Wines 2019 Riesling

Anchorage Riesling 2019

Clean and alive, released young yet opening very well. Lots in behind to emerge over summer. Dry and food friendly.
Looks good for 2020-2022.
4 ★ - Peter Saunders

Anchorage Pinot Rose, 2018

Anchorage Pinot Rose 2018

Pale pink colour, delicate yet dry and firmly spined rose. Retains subtle fruit tones well with some freshness. A very appealing warm day sipper, or with light food courses.
Ready, into 2020.
4.5 ★ - Peter Saunders.

Anchorage Wines Sauvignon Rose

Anchorage Sauvignon Rose 2019

Bright and elegantly lifted, the bouquet shows grapefruit, feijoa, Gala apple and flinty characters, leading to a juicy palate that’s vibrant and lively. Its delicately expressed with crisp acidity, finishing long and mouth-watering.
At it’s best: now to 2021
4 ★ Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Anchorage Family Estate Pinot Noir

Anchorage Pinot Noir 2019

Bright and Youthful, the wine shows red cherry, raspberry, floral and subtle spice aromas on the nose, followed by a juicy palate that’s attractively rounded and supple. A lovely friendly offering with juicy fruit flavours.
At its best: now to 2022
4 ★ - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Anchorage Bay Wines Montepulciano

Anchorage Reserve Montepulciano 2017

A Nelson version of an Italian grape variety. Looks very promising, Montepulciano is not a heavy wine and relies on fruit to make a statement. It works well here, A rounded, flavoursome red, low in tannin and oak and the Nelson variation on the theme shows well. Look forward to future vintages.
Enjoy this one now, through 2020.
4 ★