Ceres Wines

October 15th 2015

​Ceres is proud to announce that Federal Merchants & Co. will be distributing Ceres Wines. Federal Merchants are a leading alcoholic beverage company based here in New Zealand. Federal Merchants & Co. have been championing New Zealand Wines for 15 years and Ceres Wines are excited to be partnering with them in this new venture.

Ceres Wines were represented in the marketplace by Bespoke Wines, Bespoke Wines will still continue to operate with Fiona Macleod leading the charge in promoting and distributing other excellent Central Otago wines. A close relationship between Fiona acting as Brand Manger for Bespoke, Federal and Ceres will ensure the ongoing success of Ceres premium wines.

Here at Ceres we are excited to be able to offer three new vintages for release. The Ceres wines are all about reflecting both the vineyards the grapes are grown on and the effect the season has on the final wines. All the vineyards are located in Central Otago.

Ceres PinotNoir 2013

This wine is an attractive, sweet-fruited Bannockburn red, full-coloured, with mouthfilling body and strong cherry, plum and spice flavours, braced by firm tannins.

Ceres “Black Rabbit” Riesling2015

This is Ceres first single vineyard vintage, the single vineyard journey has started with the Ceres Riesling grapes that are from the Black Rabbit vineyard. This wine has a softly rich and rounded nose of exotic white florals, lime fruit, honeysuckle and nuances of musk melded with suggestions of herbs and minerals.

Ceres PinotGris 2014

These vines are considerably older and express individual site and season characteristics. The wine is medium dry and medium-full bodied, gently rich flavours of yellow stonefruits, pears and honeysuckle form a good core, and open to fill the palate.