French Peak Pinot Gris 2013. RRP $25 Wow! Here is a shining beacon in the everincreasing selection of pinot gris wines. An immediately arresting bouquet of Turkish delight, ginger and cinnamon on the bouquet follows on through the palate. It hits the senses like a fruit bomb and is beautifully balanced, off dry and with a lovely refreshing, crisp finish. Selected sites on Banks Peninsula have an exciting, unique terroir as evidenced by this very special peninsula wine, from the original French Farm vineyard.At the cellar door or see valleyroadvineyard.com for specialised outlets. A must try. Tohu Pinot Gris 2013. RRP $21.95
Trackside: Prime spot for a newly opened Japanese bistro.