Tongue n Groove


Riesling - Waipara Valley 2012
Pinot Noir - Waipara Valley 2011
Pinot Noir - Clayvin Vineyard 2012

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Region: Waipara Valley / North Canterbury NZ

Winemaker: Lynette Hudson



The six of us have been friends for almost 20 years, spending that time winemaking, marketing, vine tending, making money, food and designing.

The combination is a pretty tasty recipe, especially when you grow on some of the most exciting Pinot Noir & Riesling sites in New Zealand. Together we are the perfect fit, or the tongue in the groove. Our home base is The Food Farm, a permaculture property in the heart of the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury. It’s farmed using organic and biodynamic principles.

Many years of friendship and a love of wine & food brings us all together, and just like the ingredients in a good meal, we each contribute something important to the table.

Come and join us.


2012 Reisling ~ This is a riper expression of Riesling with some noble botrytis adding complexity, made into a drier style. Skin contact has increased flavour and extended the palate length which balances the low levels of RS. This Riesling exhibits pungent aromas of honey, orange blossom, lime zest, white pepper and the typical mandarin spray often found in Riesling from the Waipara Valley. The palate is rich and opulent with great extract and has a long, intense finish. The later harvesting of the grapes and skin contact have resulted in ripe phenolics which balance the fruit concentration and the refreshing limey acidity gives.