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Recipes, Special Selection

These are a real crowd pleaser! Pair with Riflemans Chardonnay to make this meal a real occasion. Ingredients: 1.5 cups of flaky smoked trout (carefully de-boned) ¼ cup chopped spring onion 2 tablespoons drained capers Juice + zest of half a lemon Flat leaf parsley 1 egg, lightly beaten Good grind of salt +...

General News

Sacred Hill are very proud to support the Ronald McDonald House Family Retreat - Rotorua Supper Club. For the eighth year running, the Novotel Rotorua Lakeside hosted an evening of cocktails, canapés, live entertainment and silent auction.   All proceeds raised from the auction help towards the operational cost of the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat in Rotorua, whose wonderful...

General News

Sacred Hill were thrilled to host the beautiful and inspiring Jessica Quinn and Lydia O'Donnell on an epic road trip to see SHAPESHIFTER live at Sacred Hill in the Dartmoor countryside, Hawke's Bay.  We took the girls on a vineyard adventure around our famous Riflemans Vineyard and stopped for lunch at a very special spot on the river to sample the...

Special Selection, Wine Releases

Good things come in threes and this year, so does Sacred Hill’s renowned Riflemans Chardonnay. It’s the third incredible vintage in a row with the vineyard experiencing near-perfect growing conditions. As a result the winemaking team are thrilled to be adding yet another stellar vintage to the Riflemans’ legacy. Vintage 2015 has again delivered...

Orange Label, Recipes

We love simple summer dishes, especially if they include fresh seafood! Perfect with a glass of Sacred Hill Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris. Ingredients: Fresh white fish 2 egg yolks 1 clove garlic, crushed ½ tsp Dijon mustard 250ml sunflower or rice bran oil Juice of ½ lemon Salt & pepper to taste 1 Tbsp oil,...

Accolades, Special Selection

Sacred Hill are thrilled to be included in Bob Campbell MW's recent "Campbell at Caro's" tasting featuring his top ten Chardonnays tasted in 2016.  This list featured most of the heavyweights of New Zealand Chardonnay, including Sacred Hill's flagship Riflemans Chardonnay. The Sacred Hill 2014 Rifleman's Chardonnay came out on top with Neudorf 2015...

Recipes, Special Selection

Ingredients: Zest of 1 lemon + 1tsp of juice Zest of 1 orange 100g dried apricots, finely chopped 100g dried nectarines, finely chopped 100g dried cranberries 100g Sultanas, sliced 50g crystallised ginger or crystallised pineapple, finely chopped 1 cup of your favourite Chardonnay (alternatively use Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris) 1 cup water ...

Orange Label, Recipes

Enjoy this delicious risotto dish with a glass of Sacred Hill Orange Label Hawke's Bay Chardonnay. Ingredients: 2 cups Aborio Rice Olive Oil 1 chopped onion 2 cloves of crushed garlic 1 cup of chopped pumpkin 3 rashers of bacon 2 litres of chicken stock 3/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated) Method: Heat stock in a...

events, General News

The Prime Minister John Key welcomed a large crowd to the Hastings Opera House Plaza on Saturday for a record-breaking auction day which raised $180,000 for Cranford Hospice. Sacred Hill's Shotgun Chardonnay auction lot, a unique blend from some of their finest barrels from the world renowned Riflemans Vineyard, went for an impressive $8,400. Chairman...