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Gibson Bridge has a wonderful little tasting room, and owner Julie (husband Howard was away) is delightful and passionate about the 2,000 or so cases of mainly Pinot Gris wine that they produce. We felt privileged to taste a few of their artisanal aromatics, and...More
I don’t know a lot about wines but know when I like a good wine.
Howard Simmons greeted us with huge enthusiasm and pride for what he has achieved ...and with every right as the wines we sampled were excellent and we bought some bottles...More
We were lucky enough to stay overnight in the vineyard in our camper. Julie and Howard are very knowledgable and such welcoming hosts. Take the time to listen to their story, they have created their own piece of paradise. It was an honour to stay...More
Was met by the owner who was very enthusiastic and passionate about her wines. We turned up unannounced and yet she was very helpful and knowledgeable about her products. Had an excellent tasting session and her wine was beautiful . Will recommend a visit here...More
Time flys by but I must record a great visit I had with my friends to the winery run by Howard and Julie at Gibson. Organised as part of my birthday trip to NZ,north and south islands, it was definitely a highlight of our 4...More
This was supposed to be my first stop on a cycling winery tour. I walked in and placed my bag on a table and the owner said "take that off, you'll scratch my table". It was a small fabric bag. I apologised and told the...More
We were really excited to come to Renwick and try the likes of Oyster Bay and Villa Maria which is very popular back in the UK however we were blown away by the welcome and excellent quality wine tastings we received at Gibson Bridge.
Over five years ago at another Renwick wineyard we mentioned we like Pinot Gris, so they suggested we visit Gibson Bridge. We're so glad they told us. Although they specialise in Pinot Gris, our favourite red wine in New Zealand is their Tresor Rouge. Their...More