Breaking New Zealand Stereotypes at Left Field Wines: A Chat with Winemaker Richard Painter

REPOST:, September 8, 2019, Melanie Ofenloch

It only takes one look at Left Field Wine’s website for to understand that this isn’t going to be a typical New Zealand Wine experience. I was invited to lunch with Winemaker Richard Painter (who also makes wines for Te Awa) during his run through Dallas last month and as I watched him set out the wines, I knew this was going to be a lunch that shattered my pre-conceived notions of New Zealand wine.

…At Left Field Wines, it’s all about going outside the box and adding some whimsy to the wine equation, but never forgetting that being deliberate about making great wines is the end goal.