The great hope of many New Zealand winemakers is that Pinot Noir will do for New Zealand's red wines what Sauvignon Blanc did for the country's white wines. As can be seen from the hectares planted, it is by far the most widely planted red variety in the country. However, a great deal of Pinot Noir makes up the blend of Methode Traditionnelle wines.
Nonetheless, in the last decade plantings have nearly doubled and predictions are that they will double again within the next five. Whether it's a Gold Medal Wine, Mt Difficulty, Rua Pinot Noir, Ata Rangi, Amisfield or Rabbit Ranch Pinot Noir you're after, we've got it here, plus many many more. Get searching...
Pinot Noir Club
Nothing shows the differences between different Pinot Noirs better than lining them up in a tasting and giving them due consideration. And taking a good mouthful or two, too, of course. Liz Wheadon runs our Pinot Club in Auckland, which looks at Pinot from everywhere -Burgundy, Central Otago, Martinborough and more, and provides a great opportunity to taste some outstanding (and often very expensive!) wines and to see why the Holy Grail of grapes continues to excite and amaze. View upcoming Tasting and Events here