For nearly 90 years Selaks Wines have been devoted to making delicious wines to be enjoyed by Kiwis for every occasion.
Marino Selak arrived from Croatia in 1906 and noticed there were a few things missing when he arrived in New Zealand, notably, it seemed that wine was in seriously short supply. So, he decided to make his own and 1934 saw the first vintage of Selaks and the beginning of what has become a NZ icon.
Selaks’ flavour forward range, aptly named ‘The Taste Collection’ is a celebration of their devotion to continuing the legacy of producing the generous and distinct flavours that have made their wines popular for over 85 years.
With the Selaks winery located in Hawkes Bay, it’s no surprise their range is led by the Buttery Chardonnay. The unique terroir of the region and partial fermentation in French oak delivers smooth and creamy chardonnay that simply melts in your mouth. The beautifully integrated toasty oak results in flavours of brioche and vanilla, while still enabling the delightful ripe stone fruit characters to shine through.
Selaks Origins range celebrates the way the regions in which the grapes are grown influence and shape the flavours you know and love in each varietal. From a tropical Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, to Berry fruits Hawke's Bay rosé and Jammy South Australian Shiraz, it’s all about taste. Influences range from climate, temperature and terroir, with each region bringing distinct flavour to the grapes they produce. The result is easy-drinking, classic wines, bursting with flavour.
Today Selaks has a wine for every occasion whether it be a family BBQ, dinner date or Christmas lunch.
Enter the dish tasting panel:
Bring on the Big Reds
Our next dish Tasting Panel will focus on New Zealand Reds . Results to be published in issue 115 of dish, on-sale 13 May 2024. Entries close on Wednesday 20th March. We'd love to see your wines so please enter here!