….the palate was dry with high acidity and flavors of petrol, citrus and a hint of honey lingering in the long finish.Tracy Ellen Kamens - Grand Cru Classes
Nice richness to mid-palate, surprising minerality and really long finish. Really shows that NZ can make world-class Riesling.Peter Granoff
…a delightful Riesling with an old world profile. It has a good concentration yet elegant with lovely finish. It was one of my favorite wines of 9 blind tasting at the Porter House.Kiyama Hiromi
A lot of things going on in this wine that we did not experience in the others…so layered and intriguing to drink…delicious and will be enjoyed by those lucky enough to taste it.Marissa Copeland
Sommelier, Sho Shaun Hergatt
Loved (the) aromatics, minerality…very well made.Christie Dufault
Sommelier, CIA instructor
Forward, fruity nose; felt like a New World Wine; very clean and balanced.Roger Dagorn
Complexity, impressive mineral notes. Would love to drink a glass, not just taste it.Chris Blanchard
Loved (the) focus, wonderful flavor. Long, intense finish.Tim Gaiser
Honey and orange on the nose – on the palate orange and peach. Fuller in style but still light in body.Theresa Evans
Sommelier, Porter House
Trophy: Best NZ Riesling, 2010 Gold MedalInternational wine challenge U.K.
NewsDecember 10th, 2015
We have had so much happening lately that this news could be considered, 'old news'. But in case you haven't heard yet... We received brilliant news from The International Wine & Spirits Competition in the UK that our new release True & Daring 2013 and our yet to be released True & Daring 2014 have both been awarded Silver medals (+90 points)! Suffice to say we are super chuffed especially as both these wines are really only in their infancy! We expect that they will improve with a bit more time under their belt, as all our Rieslings do.November 20th, 2014
A big thank you to Cosmo Kentish-Barnes for taking the time to drop by and do a brilliant interview for Radio New Zealand Country Life programme. Click here or on our picture for the full interview.February 9th, 2014
Riesling by the glass - what a great way to enjoy one of your favourite wines at some of the world's greatest venues! Our True & Daring 2011 Riesling has barely hit the ground after being released and we received the news that we've won a medal at the Best In Glass Wine Challenge in Miami, Florida!January 16th, 2013
"... Along with "lots of petrol notes," as detected by O’Neal, this surprising New Zealand Riesling took top honors for what Caparoso described as "lemon, minerals, wildflowers galore—a whole field of stuff." We received the wonderful news that True & Daring was the winner in its category at the annual 2012 Sommelie's Choice event. The category is for Riesling and Loire Whites. This blew us away and we are very grateful for the honor. You can also read what they have to say about the wines in the extract below...
here.Time again for a great weekend. The 2016 Christchurch Women's Lifestyle Expo will be taking place again this year on Saturday the 24th of September and Sunday 25th September 10am to 5pm at the Horncastle Arena. A unique assortment of products and services on display including True & Daring at stand T8. The good folk from the Expo have offered $2 discount vouchers. Feel free to download and print yours today. Download your entry ticket Discount Voucher
Great to be part of the 2016 Canterbury Truffle Festival. We will be partnering with Borchii Park and Langdale again this year for a series of events called hunt.drink.eat. More tickets and information can be found here
2015 Think Again. This year was our 6th year being involved and Kaila and her team gave us a special 'shout out' as we are one of only two sponsors who have been with TEDxChristchurch from it's inception in 2010. This year's event was amazing yet again with a stunning line up of speakers and at the new venue of the Isaac Theatre Royal
True & Daring's Riesling was front and center in Rochester, NY earlier this month for the American Wine Society's annual conference. The conference draws several hundred wine enthusiasts each year for a couple days of tastings and seminars. Wine consumers come from all across the country to further educate their palates and do a bit of networking on the side. Tracy Kamens, head of education at the Society of Wine Educators, presented on a topic near and dear to our hearts: There's More to New Zealand than Sauvignon Blanc. We all love NZ's SB, but the near-perfect climate of the country produces many other excellent white wines. It particulary loves aromatic varietals, and Riesling is one of the top when it comes to aromatics. True & Daring was one of the 8 wines presented at the conference. Great cheers were given to the depth and complexity of True & Daring 2007 at the conference. Look for True & Daring at future events around the country! We sure are having fun getting around.