With so many BBQs, parties, gatherings and get-togethers over the next few months, there’s always need to bring a bottle. Saving you from having to stop at the bottle shop every few days we asked the ever well informed Michael Dearth (proprietor of The Grove and Baduzzi) to share four of his favourite organic and biodynamic wines for the summer. Four versatile drops that are the perfect pick no matter the occasion, herewith we present the wines you should be buying in bulk.
An impressive wine that over delivers, this delicate white should be your holiday Champagne alternative. With a subtle, savoury character, reminiscent of soft brioche and warm buttered toast, the methode traditionnelle has delicate citrus notes and an aroma of fresh orchard blossoms. Buy here.
Millton Te Arai Chenin Blanc
One of the unsung heroes of the New Zealand wine world, who needs sauv when you can have chenin blanc? The perfect bottle to bring when you have no idea what’s for dinner, this one’s taut and vibrant with lovely aromas of fresh lime zest and fragrant gardenias. Buy here.
Hans Herzog Arneis
Light and lively, this versatile vino dances on the palate. Full of fresh white peach and pink grapefruit with notes of pear and lemon verbena, perhaps our favourite feature of this Marlborough drop is that when you shop online, the more you buy, the more you save. Buy here.
Hans Herzog Zweigelt
An Austrian wine variety that Dearth describes as “super fun and fascinating”, this red would be a hit at any backyard barbie. A veritable spice box with aromas of violets, punchy raspberry and cinnamon, the complex drop is a crowdpleaser. Buy here.