With the vision of creating great Pinot Noir in New Zealand the Johner Family fell in love with the beauty of the Wairarapa region with its climate and wonderful conditions to grow stunning Pinot Noir. These were the reasons why Karl Heinz Johner and his family established their second Estate on the absolute opposite side of the world in 2001. Johner Estate is a small winery / vineyard with 15 hectares under vine planted in classical varieties.The vineyard and winery follows the course of the Ruamahanga River and is set in an extremely beautiful and idyllic setting, free draining alluvial soils and an ideal climate is the beginning of the recipe that is our wine.The estate self-sufficient from growing and vinification to bottling, labelling and selling. All the wines are held very close to the heart and every process is overseen by the people at the winery & vineyard so they know about every single part of the journey of our wines. In 2010Raphael Burki joined the Johner Estate to reinforce the winemaking team.He had been working at a boutique winery in Lucerne, Switzerland also producing premium and highly sought after Pinot Noir. So began a long- term winemaking relationship that has led to Raphael being a shareholder of Johner Estate today.The focus of the wines character is not all about upfront fruit Karl says. We just love complexity - wines that reveal new complex and i
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