Dry River is one of only 7 ‘Five Star’ Pinot Noir estates in New Zealand (with Felton Road, Ata Rangi, Mt. Difficulty and others). It can be consider a ‘First Growth’ of New Zealand. Unlike its larger Five Star companions, Dry River is still very much an insider's secret. They don’t go in for a lot of press and PR and instead focus their attention on producing spectacular wines. Because their production is so tiny (it took us years to get an allocation) publicity is simply unnecessary.