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February 2008 - Jancis Robinson

On "Jancis, fine writing on fine wines"

Jancis Robinson reports about a recent New Zealand wine tasting and selects her top 50 wines.

Schubert Wines is glad to announce that our 2006 Pinot Noir "Block B" made the top of her red wine list.


 JancisRobinson website

Fifty bright stars from New Zealand

publication date: Feb 6, 2008

The following are about 50 interesting New Zealand wines tasted recently. It's perhaps significant that whites do not seriously outnumber reds nowadays (one more sign of climate change?). Of course there are dozens if not hundreds of labels on perfectly satisfactory and very popular Marlborough Sauvignon but I have noted only those Sauvignons that seem to be a bit out of the ordinary. Look out for my NZ overview in free for all and the Financial Times on Saturday.


Schubert, Block B Pinot Noir 2006 Wairarapa 17.5 Drink2008-12

I was very impressed by this offering from Kai Schubert, who studied and worked in Germany, including a stint mit Loosen as well as in Oregon and California. Sweet but not sickly, dense but not chewy, lively with many subtle layers. Should age well. Mainly the Dijon 115 clone apparently.


January 2007 - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

FAZ 2007 website

    To read the original German article please click here

January 2007 - Wine Dinner at the Fireplace Grill, Bangkok

News Interconti2 website

Please also read comments in The Bangkok Post and The Nation

March 2006 - Wine Awards 2006

Wine Awards 2006 website 1

Wine Awards 2006 website 2

Wine Awards 2006 website 3

17 January 2006 - "Newcomer des Jahres"

Newcomer of the Year 2006 website

World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan

 WorldExpo2005 website1 LEFT: The New Zealand Pavilion at World Expo 2005 
 We are glad to announce that the Schubert Pinot Noir and Schubert Tribianco were the selected wines to be poured exclusively at the opening ceremony of the New Zealand Pavilion at the World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan.

The opening ceremony was conducted by the New Zealand Trade Negotiations Minister, the Honourable Jim Sutton, at a function in New Zealand's Pavilion Cloud Bar with invited Nagoya dignitaries.

 WorldExpo2005 website2  LEFT: The Honourable Jim Sutton (centre)

In April 2005 at a Trade Mission for the New Zealand Food and Beverage sector to Japan led by the New Zealand Minister for Trade Negotiations, Honorable Jim Sutton, Schubert Wines was selected the only winery to represent the New Zealand wine industry. Functions to present New Zealand's outstanding quality produce were held in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.