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Main Divide | North Canterbury

Winemaker - Matthew Donaldson
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Main Divide's aim is to produce wines that reflect the unspoilt freshness, purity and cool climate of selected wine growing regions of the South Island.

Main Divide is the local name for the mighty range of Southern Alps that form the backbone of the Te Wai Pounamu - the South Island of New Zealand. Its name and logo reflect the location and uniqueness of the label's regionally distinct wines.

A handful of selected South Island vineyards have been chosen to produce this range of wines because of their unique terroir and the quality of their grapes. Main Divide work with the growers of these vineyards to obtain quality fruit which is then hand crafted into wine by the Donaldson Family at their Waipara winery.

Main Divide's philosophy is based on individuality and harmony. The Donaldson's produce distinctive, vibrant wines with lively fruit flavours, which at the same time are integrated and harmonious. Subtle intertwining of complimentary aromas and flavours provides an extra dimension of complexity.

Tasting Note
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Main Divide Chardonnay 750ml 2016 (PDF 388 KB) (PDF 329 KB) (JPEG 628 KB)
Main Divide Gewurztraminer 750ml 2016 (PDF 223 KB) (PDF 271 KB) (JPEG 4 MB)
Main Divide Pinot Gris 750ml 2016 (PDF 268 KB) (PDF 391 KB) (JPEG 624 KB)
Main Divide Pinot Noir 750ml 2015 (PDF 289 KB) (PDF 385 KB) (JPEG 548 KB)
Main Divide Riesling 750ml 2015 (PDF 282 KB) (PDF 366 KB) (JPEG 642 KB)
Main Divide Rose 750ml 2018 (PDF 271 KB) (PDF 474 KB) (JPEG 6 MB)
Main Divide Sauvignon Blanc 750ml 2018 (PDF 286 KB) (PDF 337 KB) (JPEG 96 KB)