To help celebrate the milestone 25th edition of the Buyer’s Guide, here are 25 labels that all lovers of New Zealand wine should taste from time to time. Regardless of whether your interest is in the country’s greatest wines, or those that offer the greatest value, the 25 featured here all make a huge contribution.
Thank you Michael Cooper for including la collina Syrah in this list. Read more »
Nick Stock, for JamesSuckling.com tasted and reviewed almost 500 wines for his New Zealand tasting. We had four wines in the tasting and both the 2015 la collina and 2014 la collina were in the First XV.
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Huon Hooke tastes 118 Chardonnays for 'The Real Review'.
Only two New Zealand Chardonnays were mentioned and our 2014 was one of them! Read more »
"Syrah may represent only a tiny proportion of New Zealand wine, but a small band of dedicated growers are getting increasingly excellent results with the variety," says Bruce Schoenfeld.
The World of Fine Wine, Issue 57, 2017 Read more »
"One of the more intriguing packs of wine samples that have arrived in recent weeks was four different vintages of Yarra Valley chardonnay on the new Leheny Gibson label."
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Here is our Auction Lot for 2017
2017 ‘Vino Novello’ Nebbiolo
Nebbiolo has its spiritual home in the Piedmont region of Italy, growing on steep hillside vineyards.
We began our hillside Nebbiolo project in 2013. We love Nebbiolo.
Here is one of those moments! A piece of history, the very first Nebbiolo produced from the la collina Vineyard; the very first Nebbiolo from Hawke’s Bay? We are very excited about the first outing from these young vines.
A Serious ‘vino novello’ (young wine); pure, unadulterated Nebbiolo
A very, very small volume produced in 2017 and you can own almost all of it.
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Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Hawke's Bay Charity Wine Auction
This year’s event will take place on Saturday the 11th of November 2017 at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House Plaza in Hastings. This is your opportunity to walk away with some of Hawke’s Bay’s finest wines.
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Raymond Chan reviews the 2014 Hawke's Bay Vintage Collection. Chardonnay, Syrah and Blended Reds selected by Bob Campbell MW as the Top Wines from the 2014 vintage. Bilancia 2014 Chardonnay was included in this collection. Read more »
2014 la collina Syrah selected as part of the Air New Zealand Fine Wines of New Zealand list for 2017. Read more »
The Bilancia 2016 Pinot Gris is now available for purchase online. Read more »
Bilancia 2014 Chardonnay selected in the Hawke's Bay Vintage Collection; 12 wines representing the best of Hawke’s Bay being sent out to global key opinion leaders. Read more »
"Stand out Syrah..."
Instagram post from Elaine Chukan Brown (@hawk_wakawaka)
February 4, 2017
Classic Reds Symposium
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Bob Campbell MW reviews Bilancia 2014 Chardonnay on The Real Review
"A classy chardonnay with development potential."
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Monday 21 November. The wind died for a while and it was a great afternoon for a tasting. Read more »
Spring brings new growth and the beginnings of the new season. It also brings the threat of frost.... Read more »
21 August 2016
Nebbiolo is always the first to arrive and always the last to bed.
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We are very pleased to have the 2013 la collina Syrah included in this inaugural list of Fine Wines for Air New Zealand. Fine company indeed! Read more »
HONG KONG TATTLER
Australia and New Zealand are making their best wines ever, from opulent Chardonnays to succulent Syrahs. Their consistency in quality is second to none. This year, JamesSuckling.com (with the efforts of contributing editor Nick Stock) rated thousands of wines from the Antipodes - these 10 bottles made the Top 100 Wines for 2015 list Read more »
PICK OF THE CROP
Jo Burzynska selects her Top 50 wines for 2016 for Viva.
2013 la collina makes not only the Top 50 but it is in the Top 10 - The Pick of the Crop! Read more »
In January we hosted Joe Czerwinski as part of his travels through New Zealand.
He obviously enjoyed New Zealand Syrah! Read about it in Wine Enthusiast. Read more »
Nets on the Chardonnay.
Our little 1/4 acre of Corton in the Bay
2 February 2016 Read more »
The 2013 Bilancia Syrah is now available for purchase via the website. Great vintage. Great wine! Read more »
James Suckling at JamesSuckling.com has released his Top 100 Wines in 2015 and New Zealand has five wines in this list and, as you've undoubtedly guessed by this post, we are one of them!
We are at number 80. Bilancia Syrah Hawke's Bay la collina 2013.
There are lots and lots of wines in this world. We are very happy to be at number 80!
Well done to the other New Zealand producers on this list.
The full list of Top 100 Wines in on the Web page.
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Read Decanter's tasting notes for Bilancia, La Collina, Gimblett Gravels, Hawke’s Bay 2013; a Syrah that has been built for the long-haul.
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Bob Campbell MW reviews the 2013 Bilancia Pinot Gris on his website, www.bobcampbell.nz
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"Truly special tasting at @BilanciaNZ this morning. The 2013 La Collina? Mind. Blown. Released late Oct. Seek." Read more »
For a limited time we are releasing library stock of 2007 and 2008 la collina Syrah Read more »
"Good? Bloody hell, these wines are great!"
Daniel Honan, The Wine Idealist Read more »
"It’s got a bad rep for being a ‘common’ wine – but it’s time to rethink chardonnay with these sublime bottles from across the Tasman" Daniel Honan, The Wine Idealist, Read more »
"You don't possess this wine. It possesses you." Daniel Honan
2010 la collina Syrah now available to purchase online Read more »
Simone Madden-Grey 'Happy Wine Woman'
Winding north up the east coast of New Zealand from Martinborough you will come to the city of Hastings, the largest city in the Hawke’s Bay wine region. The weather here is gloriously sunny during the summer giving the region a true Mediterranean feel. Read more »
If you are wanting to purchase Bilancia wines from overseas we can now offer you competitive pricing for Door to Door freight to just about anywhere offshore. Read more »
We're delighted to have just released the Bilancia 2013 Pinot Gris and Bilancia Chardonnay. The 2013 growing season was one out of the box for Hawke's Bay and the vintage gave grape growers and winemakers little grief. Read more »
Oz Clarke Shows That New Zealand Wine is the Real Deal
“…the 2010 Bilancia la collina from Hawke’s Bay and the 2010 Trinity Hill “Homage” Hawke’s Bay (both crafted by the same winemaker, Warren Gibson) – that they might have surpassed Le Sol. These weren’t just the best New Zealand Syrahs, they’re undeniably two of the best in the world.” Read more »
"Supremely elegant and surprisingly accessible, although there is an undercurrent of flavour that will need time to reveal itself.
The wine has a great texture – fine grained with a silken sweetness"
Bob Campbell, MW, Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE, June/July 2010 Read more »
“This power packed wine is enormously dense, rich and complex ...”
Bob Campbell, MW, Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE, August/September 2005 Read more »