- South Pacific Wines an importer and distributor of the finest wines of the South Pacific region of New Zealand recently hosted a wine dinner at Fresnso in East Hampton. They have selected a portfolio of wines chosen to match the tastes of its U.S. customers from Crossroads Winery, Curious Cove Winery, Mana NZ Winery, and Crown Range Winery.
South Pacific Wine's Michael Carr-Smith and Mei Fong. (Nicole Barylski)
For the past two years South Pacific Wines biggest seller in the Hamptons and Manhattan has been Crossroads Winery's Sauvignon Blanc Pink, an effusively fruity wine with lifted aromas of strawberry and grapefruit. Perfect for a picnic at the beach, this exclusive wine combines Sauvignon Blanc with four percent Syrah.
Another exclusive wine South Pacific Wines offers is the Crossroad Winery RGF. This limited produced red wine has a secret blend of six notable varieties that offers a unique and layered bold taste.
They also offer a variety of classic wine flavors. Some of their reds include Crossroads Winery's Merlot which is deep in violet and blueberry flavors, Crossroad Winery's Elms Reserve Syrah featuring spice, plum and mushrooms and a Pinot Noir from Mana NZ Winery which features rich red summer fruits.
If you prefer white try an unoaked Chardonnay from Curious Cove which is well balanced and offers vibrant apricot aromas or a Sauvignon Blanc from Crossroads Winery which won the 2012 Dallas Morning News wine competition.
South Pacific Wines are available at several local stores and restaurants including Fresno (8 Fresno Place, East Hampton), Serafina(104 North Main Street, East Hampton), Race Lane (31 Race Lane East Hampton), Rams Head Inn (108 Ram Island Drive, Shelter Island), Schmidts (120 North Sea Road, Southampton) and Meeting House (4 Amagansett Square, Amagansett).