Perfect Match


We all know that the best thing about travelling around Aotearoa is experiencing the best of what each region has to offer.....starting with the local food & wine of course!

Whether it's freshly steamed mussels and a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Canterbury lamb rack and a glass of Waipara Cab Merlot or a juicy pork chop, peaches and a chilled Hawke's Bay chardonnay, life simply doesn't get much better.

Each month I'll create a Perfect Match between our awesome local produce and a featured red & white wine from the NZ Winery Tour™ winery of the month. You'll literally get to experience NZ's best food and bite at a time!

Gareth Stewart (My Kitchen Rules Judge & Executive Chef)


Check out this month's Perfect Matches;

Spaghetti Carbonara, Pancetta, Mushroom, Parmigiano Reggiano

Sumptuously soft and opulent, toasty, creamy and silky smooth……both the Carbonara and the Mills Reef 2020 Bespoke Chardonnay….and that’s why we call it a perfect match!

Pot Roast Hawke’s Bay Lamb Shoulder

Immediately warming, this harmonious match of boysenberries, plums and spice from the Mill Reef 2019 Reserve Merlot Malbec with the soft juicy herbed lamb make this another perfect match!

For full recipes check out the detailed tasting note booklets contained in each Wine Monster NZ Winery Tour selection box! 


Check out my March Perfect Matches;

Heirloom tomatoes, flat bread, goats cheese, Te Mata cherries and basil, perfectly matched to the Villa Maria Reserve Hawke's Bay Merlot.


Havelock pork chop, Hawkes' Bay peach and anchovy butter perfectly matched to the Villa Maria Reserve Hawke's Bay Chardonnay.