One of the pleasures of traveling is to sample the local wines you cannot get back home. Coming from California we have a wide variety of wines to choose from so we tend to be picky with our wines. We were very favorably impressed with Obsidian's Viognier 2011. You can taste the freshness of the environment with the sophistication of French Oak added. While the prices of wines in general are high in New Zealand we liked this wine well enough to buy two bottles, one to enjoy on our B&B private deck watching the sunset and one to take home.