By James Wells

Ohau Wines, a New Zealand winery which claims it is the newest wine region in the new world, is looking for distribution into the Australian market.

Ohau Wines is located on a 40 hectare vineyard near the Tararua Ranges north of the Kapiti Coast in the lower North Island which is horizontally across from the well-known Marlborough region at the top of the South Island.

Ohau director Steve Maguiness (pictured left) told TheShout that being located on the west coast provided their winery with a distinct point of difference.

“Our style is quite aromatic as we are the first to bud and the last to pick. We make 45,000 cases a year with 80 per cent Sauvignon Blanc and 15 per cent of Pinot Gris and the remainder is Pinot Noir,” Maguiness said.

“Our first vintage in 2009 received high ratings and performed well in the New Zealand wine shows. Since then we have consistently received national and international recognition. 

“At the moment we are not doing any business in Australia, and we are looking for distributors. We have a unique style of wine, we are from a brand new region, and obviously from the new world, so we are the newest region of the new world.

“We would love to hear from anyone in Australia who is interested in a new vineyard and a new wine.”

To hear more from Steve Maguiness at the recent ProWine China show in Shanghai, click on the video below.

The Shout Team

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