Raymond Chan, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, 14 March 2014

Misha’s Vineyard 2013 White and Older Pinot Noir Releases

There’s nothing like meeting the owners of a vineyard on the land where their grapes are planted to gain an understanding of the philosophy, passion and toil of their winegrowing venture. This is certainly true of Andy and Misha Wilkinson and their Central Otago Misha’s Vineyard brand that is based on the fruit from their 26 ha of plantings on the eastern terraces overlooking Lake Dunstan on Bendigo Station. Due to Misha’s marketing prowess and enthusiasm, most wine critics and wine lovers will be aware of the label, as I have been from the very start. But I only came to properly appreciate the sinewy style of the wines and the drive of the Wilkinsons, their viticulturist Rich Williams and winemaker Olly Masters by standing on the near desolate land where their vines are slowly gaining a foothold…..

Misha’s Vineyard ‘The Starlet’ Central Otago Sauvignon Blanc 2013 17.5 / 20
Misha’s Vineyard ‘Lyric’ Central Otago Riesling 2013 19 / 20
Misha’s Vineyard ‘Limelight’ Central Otago Riesling 2013 18.5 / 20
Misha’s Vineyard ‘Dress Circle’ Pinot Gris 2013 18.5 / 20
Misha’s Vineyard ‘The Gallery’ Central Otago Gewürztraminer 2013 18+ / 20
Misha’s Vineyard ‘Impromptu’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2012 17.5+ / 20
Misha’s Vineyard ‘The High Note’ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010 18.5+ / 20

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