New Zealand wines

Tohu's Southern Charm

Nelson is well known for its wine industry, and Tohu Sauvignon Blanc is one of the jewels in the crown

The wine industry is raising a glass to Nelson's Tohu Wines. At the recent prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards 2021, the winery won a Gold Medal for its delicious Sauvignon Blanc.

Aromatic and fresh, Tohu Sauvignon Blanc is a very popular bottle of this wine style, which is New Zealand's most widely-planted variety. It's a proud moment for Tohu winemaker Bruce Taylor. "As kaitiaki, or guardians of our lands, we have spent a lot of time on our vineyards, understanding and nurturing each of the blocks," he says. 

This intimate knowledge of the land means Tohu wines have a unique New Zealand spirit that's rapidly gained a name for itself globally.

To make the best of your sauvignon blanc, pour it into a glass that has a narrower aperture than the traditionally wide-bodied red wine glass. When sipping from a slimmer vessel, the wine tends to stay away from the sides of the mouth, which picks up the acidity. The shape also holds the aroma in the glass.