Winemaker Allan Johnson aims for a "ripe, full and rich" Pinot Noir. In recent years the wines have won many accolades. Most recently the 2000 vintage won the Winestate Pinot Noir of the year in 2002 and the 2001 vintage was awarded the only New Zealand gold medal at the 2003 London International Wine Challenge.
| Wine Advocate 87 points (Jan 2015)
Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2013 Pinot Noir shows a little reduction to begin blowing off to reveal crushed cherries and raspberries plus hints of chargrill, pepper and damp earth. Medium-bodied with a herbal lift and touch of astringency in the mouth, it’s a little lean in the chewy finish but otherwise a fresh, elegant Pinot.