Oyster Bay Merlot
To craft their Merlot wine, Oyster Bay went looking for a new, warmer region – In the Hawke’s Bay, they discovered perfection. New Zealand’s warmest grape growing region. From its abundant, clear sunlight and ancient soils comes a Merlot that excites the senses with its fragrance, softness and elegant fruit intensity.
Aged in French oak barriques to impart complexity, the heroes in our Oyster Bay Merlot are always freshness of ripe fruit, spice and soft tannins on the palate. A wonderful Merlot perfectly crafted to accompany any special moment.
International Wine Challenge (IWC): 91Pts
About The Brand
Oyster Bay is a special place. Here in the South Pacific Ocean, on the tip of the Marlborough Sounds, it’s a world away. For many wine lovers around the world it’s a special wine too. From New York to Sydney to London and beyond, we are enormously proud Oyster Bay is one of the most sought after Super Premium wines internationally.
From the moment we released our first vintage, we knew. Not only did we win ‘Best in the World’ for our Sauvignon Blanc in 1991, we thrilled palates with New Zealand’s unique cool climate flavour intensity. Oyster Bay is a passion. It’s a vision. It’s a single minded promise to bring the best of New Zealand wine to the world. We don’t make reserves, anything more or less. We don’t reserve anything. We are the same family that’s been here from the very beginning, only grown a little, and learnt a lot.