A family owned vineyard on the western side of the Waipara Valley. Winemaker Frank Manifold is steadily making a name for both himself and for Mount Brown, with the estate Pinot Noir 2014 winning a great review in Decanter in 2016.
This is a well-balanced wine with great purity of raspberry and cherry fruit. Juicy, elegant and refreshing with soft tannins. A great accompaniment to game dishes.
New Zealander still red wine from Waipara New Zealand, made with Pinot Noir.
Lying in the foothills of Mount Brown in Waipara Valley this abandoned wine estate was only rediscovered ten years ago and it is something of a success story. Waipara has a greater variation in temperature between night and day than more northerly Marlborough, yields are much lower, and this valley is fast establishing a reputation for quality. Aromatics such as Pinot Gris, and also Pinot Noir, are perfectly suited to Mount Brown’s small sheltered stony site and wine making here is of a very high order. View our selection.