2023 Tiki Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, North Canterbury

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2023 Tiki Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, North Canterbury

"Tiki is committed to sustainable wine growing and to working with the environment without compromising quality. We care for our vines under the guiding Maori principles of kaitiakitanga: guardianship, protection and preservation of the earth."

Tasting Notes 

The TIKI is a hand-crafted treasure (taonga) of New Zealand which, when gifted, bestows good fortune and love on others. They craft their wines with that same spirit in mind. The Single Vineyard wines are made from hand-selected parcels of fruit from their vineyard and are an expression of time, place and their people.


A delicate, pale green/gold.


Passionfruit driven on the nose, this wine presents with soft acidity across the palate, showing tropical notes of lemongrass and grassy flavours. 


A rich and complex wine with a lovely balanced finish, range of flavour and length.

2023 Tiki New Zealand North Canterbury Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Fruit


The La Niña weather pattern was the dominating influence of our 2023 growing season, which brought less hot North-westerly winds, normally a mainstay of our season, and replaced them with regular cooling Easterly winds. The start to spring was cool with temperatures below average. Despite that, as the season progressed, temperatures picked up and we experienced good flowering conditions, resulting in a healthy and balanced crop. Summer saw us experience 30+ degree days mixed in with considerably colder spells. Over Autumn we experienced more of the same, with temperatures fluctuating between spells of beautiful warm sunny days, followed regularly by cold southerlies.

These weather patterns, while presenting a challenge, meant the team started picking later allowing for sugar levels to rise. Minimal rain over this time meant the fruit could be held on the vine allowing it to reach our desired levels of ripeness.


The fruit was harvested at maximum flavour as assessed through frequent tasting in the vineyard by the winemaker. We picked across the vineyard at different times and degrees of ripeness to allow the individual cuvees a range of site expression. Extended skin contact time was used prior to crushing to enhance extraction of the aromatic compounds. The fruit was then very gently pressed to avoid harsh phenolic extraction and the juice allowed to cold settle. The clear juice was fermented at low temperatures using a range of yeast renowned for their ability to enhance the Sauvignon Blanc aromas. A balanced amount of residual sugar was left in the wine to complement the acidity and to add palate weight and structure.

Awards & Accolades

  • 17/20 Jancis Robinson
  • 5 Stars (94 points) | Sam Kim Wine Orbit


Year 2023
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Country New Zealand
Alcohol content
12.5% alc vol 
Units of alcohol per bottle 9.38 units
Type White Wine
Cellaring Potential

2023-2025 – will continue to develop for a further 5 years

Allergen Information Contains Sulphites
Food Matches

Fresh grilled fish like calamari or swordfish, this wine is lovely with salmon flavoured with dill and recipes that include fresh herbs like basil, coriander, rocket and mint.

Appellation Waipara Valley, North Canterbury