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Onward and Upward!

Onward And Upward !

In which we blow our own trumpets  And tubas .

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As we march into a strangely new year and an unfamiliar new world order , let us reflect on the last couple of months in 2016 for Two Paddocks, which gave us all a great deal of satisfaction.

 Critical Response to our wines .

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Has been overwhelmingly positive.

To summarize some highlights ...


Decanter Magazine UK

Named Two Paddocks The Fusilier Pinot Noir 2014 one of the TOP “50 Most Exciting Wines of the World of 2016” .

*The Fusilier was one of only two wines from New Zealand to make that list . *If you hear a distant trumpet ...yes, its ours. Play it dude !


The Wine Advocate [ Robert Parker ] - Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Gave Two Paddocks First Paddock Gibbston Pinot Noir 2015 all of 94 + points. The highest points we’ve had to date from The Wine Advocate , and put us in the Top 10 of Lisa’s NZ report .

Close behind was Two Paddocks The Last Chance Pinot Noir 2015 93+ points.

Two Paddocks The Fusilier Pinot Noir 2015 , very strong at 92 points , and Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2015 at 90 points


James  - The Top 50 NZ Wines of 2016  [ Nick Stock – Contributing Editor ]

Two Paddocks had no less than THREE in this list of the Top 50 wines of the year .

Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2014 95 points

Two Paddocks Last Chance Pinot Noir 2013 94 points

Two Paddocks The Fusilier Pinot Noir 2014 94 points


Cameron Douglas MS The Shout NZ

Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2015 94 points

Splendid !


Michael Cooper’s 2017 Buyer’s Guide

For the first time , Michael Cooper awards us 3 x 5 Stars

Two Paddocks Pinot Noir 2014 [ 5 * ] [ ‘the best yet...’ ]

Two Paddocks The Fusilier Pinot Noir 2014 [ 5 *]

Two Paddocks The Last Chance Pinot Noir 2013 [ 5* ]

Two Paddocks First Paddock Pinot Noir 2013 [ 4 1/2* ]  

Two Paddocks Picnic Riesling 2015 [ 4* ]


So that was 2016… And then all of a sudden 2017 got off to a glowing start with more Two Paddocks ‘Personal Bests’ from:

Eliza McCartney3

Eliza McCartney, A Young Kiwi we greatly admire - Consistently Evolving Upwards

Wine Spectator US Magazine;

The Fusilier Bannockburn 2015 gaining 95 Points (the highest score EVER for a Two Paddocks wine in WS) and Two Paddocks Estate Pinot Noir 2015 given 93 Points – an individual best result for this wine.

In short , we have been , albeit modestly , absolutely WALLOWING in hard won RESPECT.

Here’s hoping this year is as good to us all . But , a word of advice – we won’t release our Reserves until May . We anticipate equally strong responses and great demand . So , order a case or two in advance. [ ‘ I have ‘- The Prop. ]



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Central Otago
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