Thornbury Merlot

"Silky and soft...amazing value"

Thornbury Merlot

2016, Hawkes Bay New Zealand
  • Owned by Villa Maria with fruit sourced from the Gimblett Gravels in Hawke's Bay (the benefits of being owned by the big boys!)
  • "Silky and soft...amazing value" (4 Stars, Winestate magazine)
  • Perfect for your pork, poultry and pasta dishes
  • RRP $21.99


    No wonder the dude on the front label is doing a little jig (that’s Dionysus by the way, Greek God of Wine) – there’s plenty to celebrate about when you’re owned by one of the most successful NZ wineries of all time (Villa Maria) and have access to their vast selection of top vineyards and grape growers all around the country.

    Winemaker Simon says “We’re incredibly fortunate to source our Merlot fruit from the Omahu Gravels Vineyard in the heart of Hawke’s Bay’s premium red wine growing region.” Fortunate? There’d be winemakers out there that would give an arm and leg to tap into that resource and still see their wine hitting the shelves for under $15!

    This is a label that has consistently picked up accolades, gongs and solid reviews over the years – always good value, always reliable.

    Soft, silky and sweetly fruited Merlot that’s sure to whack a smile on your dial at this price. Bust it open with pork, poultry and your favourite pasta dishes.

    The Lowdown: 13% alc / 750ml / Screwcap
    Hawkes Bay Wine Awards – Silver
    Winestate 4 Stars
    Browse Wine | Red | Merlot | 2016 | Thornbury

    Raymond Chan 4 Stars


    highly rated
    Air NZ Wine Awards Pure Silver
    Michael Cooper 4 Stars
    New World Wine Awards Gold
    Easter Wine Show Gold
    Easter Wine Show Trophy


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