The Perfect Pairing | The Ned Prix de Fashion

29 Apr 2022
Auckland Thoroughbred Racing

Sometimes a girl needs things broken down into a language we understand, and we feel the language of fashion is one of a few that is truly universal so what better way to find your perfect wine match than using well known fashion styles as our guideposts?



With vintage 2022 wrapping up as we speak, what better time to find your match than right now?! You’ll be armed with all the knowledge you need to pick that perfect drop for any occasion.

The Ned Pinot Gris

The Ned Pinot Gris needs no introduction. That blush pink colour (unusual for a Pinot Gris) has gained a cult following and still delights new drinkers to this day. Described by The Ned team as a versatile wine that pairs well with food, if likening it to a fashion ‘moment’ this could only be your OG white shirt. Perfect for any occasion, it looks just as good with jeans as it does at a formal event. It’s something you should always have in your closet (or fridge!) to whip out for those unexpected events.

The Ned Rosé

When we think summer BBQ’s, we think cute sundresses and rosé – is there a better combo? A sell-out at launch (and often afterwards), The Ned Rosé finds it’s fashion pairing with that perfect summer dress that takes the world by storm. It makes an appearance at anything from weddings to the races, to your family Christmas and is sought-after by girls everywhere. Snap up ‘that’ dress (or a bottle of rosé) and you’ll be set for the season.

For a tasty pairing, The Ned team recommend trying their rosé with summer cuisine, think barbequed haloumi and vegetable kebabs.


The Ned Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand’s claim to fame in the wine world, Sauvignon Blanc is that Kiwi classic that never goes out of style – so when giving it a sartorial slant, we could only liken it to an ‘always in style’ pair of denim jeans. A crisp pair of jeans will always be your wardrobe ‘go to’ and with team at The Ned describing their Sauvignon Blanc as crisp and refreshing, a great pair of on trend denim ticks the same boxes.

The Ned Chardonnay

This wine complements a broad range of food making it ideal for your upcoming ‘change of season’ dinner party so what else would we compare it to but a classic trench coat. They really are one and the same, working with everything in your wardrobe (or on the menu), never going out of style and being memorable without being too polarising.

The Ned Pinot Noir

A snuggle-up-by-the-fire wine, your perfect winter warmer, The Ned Pinot Noir can only be a chic winter boot. A fashion staple we look forward to wearing all summer, a leather boot adds warmth and comfort to those colder months and looks great to boot (pun intended!). Bonus points for adding a statement scarf.

We are proud to have partnered with The Ned once again to bring you the national fashions in the field final, The Ned Prix de Fashion. Being held virtually this year, 2022’s competition comes complete with a $20,000+ winner-takes-all prize package courtesy of The Ned and the Victoria Racing Club (VRC).

*Photo credit: Marisco Vineyards.

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