Current Vintage 2018


Intense aromas of lemon, lime and grapefruit leap from the glass with delicate floral notes that are intertwined.  On the palate lovely flavours of grapefruit, lime and stone fruit are balanced by a firm backbone of acidity that carries through to a long lingering finish – a beautiful dry style wine that is composed and balanced.

Peter Bartle – Winemaker










SILVER - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017

SILVER - New Zealand International Wine Show 2017



Cuisine Magazine 2018 (4 Star Rating)

Think of Rose’s Lime Marmalade; this wine has those characters in abundance. It’s not a concentrated riesling, but it has poise and finesse. Dry, and quite bony in structure, its reserved, quite austere nature would make it a great match for a classic smoked fish pie.


Archangel ‘Stefania’ Central Otago Riesling 2013 (5 Star Rating)

Bright, even straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, lighter on the rim. The bouquet is elegantly proportioned with intense and penetrating aromas of lime fruit melded harmoniously with white florals, nuances of honeysuckle and a layering of complexing toasty secondary elements and minerals. This has beautiful clarity, purity and focus. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is fine and tightly bound with a concentrated and intense core of lime fruit, florals, minerals and subtle notes of honeysuckle intermingling with secondary toasty detail. The palate shows good fruit extract and the wine flows along a fine-textured line, with lacy acidity providing energy. The wine carries to a long and sustained, elegant finish of limes, florals, minerals and toast. This is a tightly bound, pure and focussed dry Riesling with lime, floral, toast and mineral flavours on a fine-textured, lingering plate.. Serve as an aperitif and with shellfish over the next 4-5+ years.

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 




PURE GOLD - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015



BRONZE – Decanter World Wine Awards 2013

DOUBLE GOLD - San Francisco Wine Competition 2013

PURE SILVER – Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013

BRONZE - Canberra International Riesling Challenge

Archangel Riesling 2011 (4 Star Rating)
Estate-grown at Queensberry, South of Wanaka. Minerally rich with lemony, slightly appley flavours woven with a lively acidity and finish. Re-tasted in August 2013, it is maturing well with bottle-aged complexity and crisp mineral finish.

Michael Cooper

93/100 - 5 STARS (Outstanding quality showing varietal purity and exemplifying regional type)
A gorgeous riesling, the wine combines fruit purity with a touch of aged complexity, displaying lemon curd, grapefruit, nectarine and toasty characters on the nose. The palate is ripe, finely textured and flowing, beautifully framed by bright acidity. There is a trace of sweetness but the wine finishes superbly long and elegantly dry. At its best: now to 2020.

Sam Kim - Wine Orbit May 2015


BRONZE – Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2011

SILVER – Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011

SILVER – Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011 - FOOD & WINE Match


This is sensational wine and makes its mark with the absolutely beautiful, pristine and pure varietal aromatics and flavour that have no peer with their finesse of expression. As a first release it has joined the elite of Central Otago, with the likes of Misha's Vineyard, Mount Edward, Mt Difficulty, Felton Road and Peregrine in capturing the essential and elusive mineral flintiness that Central Otago Riesling has as its signature. Pale straw with brilliant green hues, the bouquet is one of great delicacy, subtlely flowing with limes, apples, florals and wet stones. A sheer delight to sip and savour, the palate is dry and elegant, being 12.0% alc and carrying 7.5 g/l residual sugar, yielding the barest hint of sweetness, but suggesting just a little more in richness. Though so refined, the wine has excellent line and a long lacy, racy, lingering finish. It is a wine to enjoy as an aperitif over the next 5+ years. Only 80 cases were made.

Raymond Chan – Regional Wines Wellington

2009 Archangel Riesling from Wanaka - this is a 'dry' Germanic style with enticing floral aromas. The palate is delicately flavoured, with limey notes and is superbly balanced by lively, refreshing acidity. The 7.5 grams/litre of residual sugar is gobbled up beautifully by the 8.0 grams/litre of acid. At 12% alcohol, this is a wine which can be enjoyed on its own through the coming summer, but it will certainly reward cellaring over the next five years.

Len Sorbello – Winewise (December 2010)