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ESK VALLEY

Situated in the north of Hawkes Bay, Esk Valley Estate could be considered one of the most spectacular winery sites in the country, with stunning views of the ocean and an enviable location – sitting directly off one of the busiest state highways in the country.

The winery was first established by Englishman Robert Bird in 1933, and under the name Glenvale grew rapidly to become New Zealand’s fifth largest winery. In the 1980s, Glenvale was bought by George Fistonich, founder of Villa Maria Estate, and renamed Esk Valley Estate.

Today, Esk Valley Estate is run as an independent Hawkes Bay winery with its own vineyards and wine-making team, including award-winning winemaker Gordon Russell. Esk Valley produces some of the best red wines in the country and in recent years has built a strong reputation for its unique white wines.
LOCATION
Hawkes bay/ Marlborough, New Zealand
VARIETIES PLANTED
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Verdelho, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir, Syrah
CELLAR DOOR HOURS
Summer: Daily: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM Winter: Daily: 10:00 AM- 4:30PM
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Air NZ Gold Medal Winner
Royal Easter Show Gold Medal Winner

Gordon Russell

Gordon Russell has established himself as one of New Zealand's most recognised winemaking identities with his passionate approach to winemaking, and the enormous success he has achieved with his wines in tastings and competitions. Gordon was born in New Plymouth, New Zealand. Following University, Gordon's desire to travel took him to England and Europe for three years. Gordon had always been interested in different flavours and trying new foods, and during his time abroad he also developed an appreciation for fine wine. In 1986 Gordon returned to New Zealand, just when the wine styles for which New Zealand has become highly regarded were beginning to emerge. Gordon was appointed as Esk Valley winemaker in 1993, after working for Villa Maria in Auckland as a cellar hand from 1987 and then as assistant winemaker to Grant Edmonds at Esk Valley from 1990. Gordon believes that the concept of 'texture' in a wine is as important as the aromas and flavours of the wine. By 'texture' he means the balance and harmony of the wine, together with complexity and palate interest. He aims to produce premium hand-crafted wines that are both elegant and sophisticated, and which truly reflect the character of the individual vineyards.

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