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Blind River Pinot Noir 2021

Indulge in the elegance of Blind River Pinot Noir 2021, a wine that embodies the essence of its single vineyard origin. Admire its vibrant ruby hue and delicately perfumed nose, with notes of strawberry, dark cherry and a subtle smoky oak character. On the palate, vibrant flavors with noticeable depth and concentration tantalize the taste buds, while its fruitiness and fleshy mid-palate provide balance. The finish is long, chalky and unforgettable. Experience the classic expression of this vineyard’s Pinot Noir and revel in its elegance.


Blind River Pinot Noir 2021

This single vineyard wine has a lovely vibrant ruby hue. The nose is delicately perfumed with strawberry, dark cherry and a subtle, smoky oak character. The palate has vibrant flavours with noticeable depth and concentration but is beautifully balanced. An elegant wine with a fruity, fleshy mid-palate and long, chalky finish. This is a classic expression of this vineyard’s Pinot Noir.

Vineyards and viticulture

Our Blind River vineyard in the Awatere valley has a 1.9ha block of Pinot Noir that runs with the contours of the land. It is a cool site that requires careful attention to produce evenly ripe fruit. This means cropping at a low level and maintaining an open canopy. This ongoing attention to detail makes all the difference when it comes to producing great wine. The 2021 vintage was characterised by small berries and intense flavours which have allowed us to produce a spectacular wine.


Hand-picked and carefully destemmed into two small open top fermenters, the juice was held at 10C for cold maceration for five days to assist in developing the primary fruit characters. This was followed by fermentation with temperatures peaking at 30C and the vats were plunged up to twice a day. A week after fermentation, the wines were pressed to French oak barriques (25% new oak) and aged for 10 months.

Food Pairing

Lamb, venison, duck, pheasant, pork belly, turkey, seared tuna, hot ham, boeuf bourguignon, Coq au Vin, rare beef, dishes with rosemary and other strong herbs, mushrooms, cassoulet, beetroot, seared spiced salmon.
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Gold Medal & Trophy Winner

We’re delighted that our Reserve Chardonnay was awarded a Gold medal and the Marlborough Chardonnay Trophy at the recent 2023 International Wine Challenge (IWC).

Now in its 39th year, the IWC is accepted as the world’s most rigorous, impartial and influential annual wine competition.

Well done team!