John Bartlett

NZ Wine Directory

Coxhead Creek, Verdelho 2019, Matakana.
“Almost colourless with a green tinge. Medium bodied, oily viscosity. Savoury stoney notes & citrus blossom in the nose. Weighty palate with concentrated lime, tangello and tropical fruit flavours, nice mineral note, soft acidity and a little heat from 14.5% alc. Lovely change from the mainstream varieties produced in NZ. Recommend you try this!”

Yvonne Lorkin



Coxhead Creek Matakana Rosé 2019 $25 “I love this wine! Crafted by the crazy-talented Warren Knudsen, from 100% cabernet franc, this rosé is the real deal. It’s incredibly concentrated, spicy, floral and deliciously dry to drink. Crisp, focused and showing superb purity of flavour, it’s a style that I’d love to see more of from Northland’s wine producers. Cabernet franc is a rare thing to find in a rosé style, but it works – boy does it work. The mouthfeel has weight, texture and impressive length as it slips down. Great stuff!”

NZ Wines

Michael Cooper’s – Buyers Guide


Coxhead Creek, Cabernet Franc 2010
“The classy 2010 vintage was harvested at 24 brix at Matakana and matured in French Oak casks (30 per cent new). Built to last, it is full-coloured, with concentrated blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, seasoned with quality oak. It’s a very stylish, finely crafted wine, with good tannin backbone.”

Air New Zealand Wine awards


Coxhead Creek 2004 Syrah Winegrowers wins Silver medal.

2011 Rosé Wins Pure Bronze Award

2011 Coxhead Creek Rosé – Pure Bronze Award – Romeo Bragato Wine Awards – the premier competition for New Zealand winegrowers. A dry style Rosé, with scents of floral and strawberry and hints of spice. Sophisticated, with a great texture and length, mouthfilling and smooth.