It took me a while to figure out what South African winemaker Martin Moore meant when he kept referring to “winter melon” to describe his 2008 (yes, they are ahead of us in their harvest) Durbanville Hills Sauvignon Blanc (soon to be available). In Chinese cuisine, winter melon is a common vegetable used in pork soup or a refreshing juice, sweetened and served chilled. But what Moore was referring to is actually what we call honeydew melon. Less tropical than the typical New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is has good acidity with citrus and “winter melon” notes. I love that the back label has a little tab consumers can peel off (see above) with the name of the wine and vintage.