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Has wine tasting and really friendly the man owning it. One wine was very good and rest not my taste, but taste is very varied from person to person. He was very profesional, bit didnt change the glasses after each wine which I didnt like....More
Lance has a good story to tell. The wine is very good. The story is good too. The storytelling needs some work. The customer experience is a bit unusual with quite a lot of put downs if you mispronounce Italian words or don’t know much...More
Our tasting at Jurassic Ridge Winery, was conducted by its colorful geologist/neurologist “founder, viticulturist, winemaker, cellar door pourer, sales manager, tractor driver and odd-job man,” Lance Blumhardt. The vines of Jurassic Ridge are planted atop 155 million-year-old rock formations which gradually break down, giving the...More
The owner Lance was so knowledgeable and keen to share his particular very hands on winemaking techniques. Wines were superb but best thing was leaving with so much new and fascinating wine tips ! Bit hard to find as not well sign posted but well...More
I've been meaning to post this review for a while now as the visit to Jurassic Ridge made a big impression on me - mainly along the lines of "how not to conduct a visitor experience". Its a lovely place, nice setting, very nice wine,...More
I visited here back in 2011 not April 2017. I ended up shipping back to the states 2 cases of wine from all over NZ. I’ve since drank all but two of those bottles. Tonight I opened up the 2008 Syrah and it’s delicious!!! And...More
My wife typically likes a Riesling and typically doesn't chose a sauvignon blanc, but the Jurassic Ridge sauvignon blanc had the just the right fruitiness she likes in a Riesling. The owner is very proud of his vineyard and his products and definitely worth a...More
We visited in December. The owner was in charge of the tasting. A clearly knowledgable man, he seemed to struggle to deal with novices asking apparantly stupid questions. By the end, he had mellowed a little, however I feel he needs to be prepared to...More
Our group of 4 had the pleasure of visiting Jurassic Ridge on the second to last day of a 7 day visit to the island. We visited 8 wineries and I would say this had the best wine of the lot.
All in our group...More