Skip to content

Our Stories

Adventure and lifestyle stories from our remote neck of the woods.

Our wines graduate top of the class

Our wines graduate top of the class

10 March 2020 omrah

We’ve always had ‘grape’ expectations for our wines, and we’re very excited that the wonderful Sam Kim from Wine Orbit thinks so too. 

Sam has built up an impressive wine knowledge bank as a judge at various wine competitions, including the New Zealand International Wine Show, as well as holding a Certificate in Winemaking from EIT. 

In addition to that, over the past 30 years Sam has been involved with the New Zealand hospitality industry, wine retail, importing and distribution, as well as running wine courses and master classes. 

It’s safe to say, Sam lives and breathes all things wine and as you can imagine we’re extremely grateful he took the time to taste, enjoy and review our delicious range. 

So grab yourself a glass and start trying for yourself! Here’s what Sam had to say:

Omrah Crossing Sauvignon Blanc 2019: 92 points

“Fresh and beautifully lifted, the wine shows green apple, ripe nectarine, fig and lime zest aromas on the nose, followed by a juicy palate that’s vibrant and lively. It’s pristine and flavoursome with bright acidity, finishing splendidly long and tasty.”

Buy now.

Omrah Crossing Rosé 2019: 93 points

“It’s instantly appealing on the nose sowing watermelon, sweet raspberry, peach and apple characters with a touch of spice. The palate delivers succulent fruit intensity backed by fleshy texture and refreshing acidity, offering fabulous drinking.”

Buy now.

Omrah Crossing Chardonnay 2019: 92 points

“This is a delightfully friendly offering showing apricot, rockmelon, fig, vanilla and roasted cashew characters on the nose. The palate displays elegance as well as generous mouthfeel with bright fruit flavours and fine texture, finishing long and satisfying.”

Buy now.

Omrah Crossing Pinot Noir 2019: 92 points

“Combining sweet fruit notes with lovely spicy complexity, the wine shows ripe cherry, green tea, clove, mushroom and toasted almond characters on the nose, followed by a brightly expressed palate that’s juicy and flavoursome. It’s silky and flowing to a lengthy smooth finish.”

Buy now.

Omrah Crossing Tempranillo 2018: 93 points

“It’s wonderfully fruited and fragrant on the nose showing dark plum, mulberry, cake spice and hazelnut aromas with a hint of gamey complexity. The palate displays excellent weight and plump mouthfeel, well supported by silky texture and rounded mouthfeel, finishing comforting and delicious.”

Buy now.

Omrah Crossing Shiraz 2017: 92 points

“This wine is beautifully ripe and elegantly lifted on the nose showing Black Doris plum, sweet cherry, anise and almond characters. The palate displays lovely weight and flowing mouthfeel together with juicy fruit intensity and supple tannins, finishing flavoursome and very appealing.”

Buy now.

Omrah Crossing Cabernet Merlot 2017: 93 points

“Beautifully fruited and composed, the wine shows cassis, tobacco, vanilla and cedar characters on the nose, followed by a classically styled palate that’s succulent and persistent. The wine offers lovely weight and harmonious mouthfeel, making it highly enjoyable.”

Buy now.

Reading is thirty work, replenish your wine supplies.