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Fine Wines of New Zealand

Fine Wines of New Zealand

14 June 2017

2014 la collina Syrah selected as part of the Air New Zealand Fine Wines of New Zealand list for 2017. Read more »

2016 Bilancia Pinot Gris now available

2016 Bilancia Pinot Gris now available

15 May 2017

The Bilancia 2016 Pinot Gris is now available for purchase online. Read more »

Bilancia 2014 Chardonnay selected in the Hawke's Bay Vintage Collection

Bilancia 2014 Chardonnay selected in the Hawke's Bay Vintage Collection

10 April 2017

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 »

Instagram Post No. 1

4 February 2017

"Stand out Syrah..."
Instagram post from Elaine Chukan Brown (@hawk_wakawaka)
February 4, 2017
Classic Reds Symposium
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Bilancia 2014 Chardonnay

Bilancia 2014 Chardonnay

29 December 2016

Bob Campbell MW reviews Bilancia 2014 Chardonnay on The Real Review
94 ★★★★½

"A classy chardonnay with development potential."
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Great afternoon for a tasting

Great afternoon for a tasting

28 November 2016

Monday 21 November. The wind died for a while and it was a great afternoon for a tasting. Read more »

Spring 2016

Spring 2016

13 September 2016

Spring brings new growth and the beginnings of the new season. It also brings the threat of frost.... Read more »

Budburst 2016

Budburst 2016

21 August 2016

21 August 2016
Nebbiolo is always the first to arrive and always the last to bed.
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Air New Zealand's Fine Wine List

Air New Zealand's Fine Wine List

29 July 2016

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 »

Hitting Their Stride

Hitting Their Stride

23 June 2016

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 »

Viva's Top 50 Wines for 2016

Viva's Top 50 Wines for 2016

11 May 2016

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 »

A New Breed of Syrah

A New Breed of Syrah

18 April 2016

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 »

Netting Chardonnay

Netting Chardonnay

4 February 2016

Nets on the Chardonnay.
Our little 1/4 acre of Corton in the Bay
2 February 2016 Read more »

2013 Bilancia Syrah

2013 Bilancia Syrah

8 December 2015

The 2013 Bilancia Syrah is now available for purchase via the website. Great vintage. Great wine! Read more »

James Suckling's Top 100 wines

6 November 2015

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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2013 la collina Syrah  "Heroic"

2013 la collina Syrah "Heroic"

30 October 2015

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.
Disclaimer: la collina Vineyard is not on the Gimblett Gravels Read more »

"Serious Pinot Gris with impressive concentration......."

"Serious Pinot Gris with impressive concentration......."

8 September 2015

Bob Campbell MW reviews the 2013 Bilancia Pinot Gris on his website, www.bobcampbell.nz
© "BobCampbell.nz" Read more »

2013 la collina

2013 la collina

24 August 2015

Twitter @DanSims
"Truly special tasting at @BilanciaNZ this morning. The 2013 La Collina? Mind. Blown. Released late Oct. Seek." Read more »

Treasures from the Cellar

Treasures from the Cellar

30 July 2015

For a limited time we are releasing library stock of 2007 and 2008 la collina Syrah Read more »

Balance Above (a Beautiful Wasteland)

29 May 2015

"Good? Bloody hell, these wines are great!"
Daniel Honan, The Wine Idealist Read more »

Six New Zealand chardonnays you should be drinking now

28 May 2015

"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 »

2010 la collina Syrah

19 May 2015

"You don't possess this wine. It possesses you." Daniel Honan
2010 la collina Syrah now available to purchase online Read more »

Chardonnay

Chardonnay

23 March 2015

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 »

Overseas Freight

12 March 2015

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 »

New Releases

New Releases

15 December 2014

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

6 April 2014

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 »

Bob Campbell, MW, Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE

28 June 2010

"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 »

Bob Campbell, MW, Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE

1 September 2005

“This power packed wine is enormously dense, rich and complex ...”
Bob Campbell, MW, Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE, August/September 2005 Read more »